Intel unveils Moorestown-powered LG smartphone at CES

Friday 8 January 2010 | 10:33 CET | News
Semiconductor producer Intel unveiled an LG smartphone which uses its successor to the Menlow platform designed for mobile internet devices at the CES in Las Vegas. Intel chief executive Paul Otellini presented LG's GW990 smartphone to help demonstrate the performance and software compatibility of 'Moorestown,' Intel's next-generation platform for handhelds and smartphones. He also showcased a smartphone reference design from Aava Mobile and a tablet reference design from OpenPeak. Moorestown has a 3D interface, can display HD video and is scheduled to launch during the first half of the year with devices coming to market in the second half. In a Financial Times interview, Otellini said that the new phone and chip showed that Intel had reached the point where it was competitive. Otellini said that the smartphone would run on a 32nm chip and Intel would reduce the size to 22nm. Otellini also revealed a beta version of a software app store for netbooks that Intel launched at CES called the Intel AppUpSM Center. The first apps, which span education, entertainment, games, health and other categories, are now available for free download or purchase by visiting www.intelappup.com. Acer, Asus, Dell and Samsung are the first OEMs to announce support for apps stores based on the Intel AppUp Center. Otellini said Intel and its partners expect to expand the stores over time to include applications for other large categories such as PCs, handheld CE devices, smartphones, CE appliances, TVs and other devices based on future Intel processor families.

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