Chip giant Intel will be launching a new processor aimed at the mobile market in the next week.
Code-named Manitoba, the chip is designed for use with GSM and GPRS networks.
It is expected to be designed around Intel's ARM-based XScale processor core with on-chip flash memory and digital signal processing.
The design will allow handset manufacturers to make smaller mobile devices and is expected to increase battery life, a crucial selling point in mobile PDAs and communicator products like the RIM Blackberry.
The mobile phone chip market has been dominated by manufacturers such as Texas Instruments but, after its success in breaking into the PDA market, Intel is hoping that Manitoba will move it into the mobile arena.
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