Earlier this year during MacWorld 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the world to
Apple's iPhone. The phone, which is available in 4GB and 8GB varieties, set
many hearts ablaze with its sleek, touch screen interface and music/widescreen
movie playback capabilities.
Word on the street, however, is that the iPhone's main
processor will be the Marvell
PXA320 which was developed by Intel as a part of the XScale processor
family. Marvell purchased Intel's XScale division for $600 million USD in June
The Marvell PXA320 is available in speeds up to 806MHz
(256KB L2 cache); however, there have been samples of the chips
demonstrated at 1.2GHz. The processor features Intel SpeedStep and MusicMax
technology for comprehensive power management. Also supported is a Wireless MMX
2 2D accelerator with a 768KB frame buffer and support for up to 5MP digital
The iPhone has enjoyed a lot of press over the past few weeks. The device also sent Cisco into a fiery rage over the use of
the name iPhone. Cisco wasted no time in filing a suit against
Apple claiming that it already had rights to the iPhone trademark and that
it was already shipping products using the iPhone trademark.
rhetoric on both sides has died down a bit in recent weeks and the two
companies "have agreed to extend the time for Apple to respond to the
lawsuit to allow for discussions with the aim of reaching agreement on
trademark rights and interoperability."
In addition, we've learned all about Verizon's decision to pass
on the iPhone, that Rogers
Wireless would be the sole carrier for the iPhone in Canada and that LG's KE850 PRADA will be
deemed a clone by many even though it was displayed first.
quote: The phone, which is available in 2GB and 4GB varieties,
quote: 256MB L2 cache