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Windows Powered Smartphone Concept Design

Microsoft and Intel Unveil Windows Powered Smartphone Concept Design Based on Intel® Personal Internet Client Architecture
First Handset Based on Concept Design Now in Production

Intel and Microsoft Corp. today announced the immediate availability of the first Microsoft and Intel Windows® Powered Smartphone concept design based on the Intel® Personal Internet Client Architecture (Intel® PCA). The joint hardware and software concept design allows manufacturers to expedite rapid development and reduce the cost of bringing advanced, data-enabled handsets to market.

Wistron Corporation, a leading supplier of information and communication technology products, is the first to take advantage of this concept design. The company’s device will be available later this year.

By taking advantage of this template for building Windows Powered Smartphones powered by Intel® XscaleTM technology, device manufacturers can now utilise the collective research and development resources of Microsoft and Intel, and focus their resources solely on features that improve the end-user experience and distinguish their products in the marketplace.

“Today’s introduction of the Microsoft and Intel concept design is a giant leap forward for the mobile handset ecosystem,” said Juha Christensen, corporate vice president of the Mobile Devices Division, Microsoft. “By working with Intel, we’re thrilled to jointly deliver on the vision of informing, connecting and entertaining customers on Microsoft’s Windows Powered Smartphone anytime, anywhere.”
“Today’s introduction is a key milestone for the cellular wireless industry,” said Ron Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Intel Wireless Communications and Computing Group. “Now, with the Intel and Microsoft design, manufacturers and mobile operators around the world have access to ready-made, powerful ingredients based on Intel PCA that allow them to deliver a diverse range of innovative smart devices at a low cost.”

The Microsoft and Intel concept design combines Microsoft’s powerful Windows Powered Smartphone software with the Intel® PXA262 processor, an innovative stacked memory and microprocessor design, to enable 176x220 pixel colour screen, integrated camera and up to five hours of talk time and 72 hours of standby time. Phones based on this design can easily surf the Web, play media files and seamlessly integrate with Outlook® and other PC applications.

About Smartphone
Microsoft® Smartphone software delivers a personal and powerful mobile phone experience offering customers multiple ways to keep in touch, whether via voice, text or a combination of the two. Optimal for work or for play, Smartphone allows users to access their most essential corporate or personal data remotely on a brilliant color display. Smartphone users also have the luxury of getting their Smartphone up and running with personal and corporate data in two or fewer minutes, due to a customised over-the-air configuration process Microsoft designed to alleviate the hassle in buying and configuring a new phone.
About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device.

About Intel
Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom


About Wistron
Wistron is a supplier of a wide but focused selection of ICT products, such as desktop and mobile PCs, handheld devices, information appliances, communication products and storage and networking systems. Further information is available at .

Microsoft, Windows and Outlook are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.


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