If CES discoveries are anything to go by, then this one takes the cake. LG electronics has introduced a new smartphone model powered by an Intel Moorestown processor. Looks like LG is ready to brush aside competition when the phone releases in the second half of 2010.
Announced during LG's keynote speech at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2010, the invention has caught the eyes of many for Intel until now was engaged in making processors for PC's. With the GW990, Intel has plunged into the smartphone market and will assist in creating many more handsets in the future, blurring the line between phones and PC's.
"The smartphone is the new PC. The most powerful PC (functions) today will be in the smartphone three to five years down the road," said Pankaj Kedia, Intel's director of Global Ecosystems Program for Mobile Internet Devices and smartphones.
LG GW990 runs on Intel's Moblin Linux 2.1 OS , which is similar to Android OS. The only difference lies in its enhanced "S-Class" user interface, a feature common to LG phones.
Conventional smartphones are based on ARM-based processors but the new LG GW990's Moorestown is paired with an Atom processor core. In short, the smartphone will be quite similar to a netbook with the ability to deliver internet performance similar to a PC yet with the mobility of a smartphone.
The LG GW990 is not a "small and compact device" and its following features will tell you why:
- 4.8" display
- 1020 x 480 px resolution
- 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 5.76Mbps HSUPA
- 5MP camera
- HD video
- Intel's Moblin Linux OS
- Intel's Moorestown processor
- 4 hours of talk time and 300 hours of stand by time