Intel Unveils Next-Gen Moorestown Atom Platform

Moorestown In Action

At a recent briefing, we had the chance to get some hands-on time with a couple of Moorestown-based prototype devices, as well as witness a number of test platforms first hand.

First off, we thought we'd show you a quick video of the Aava Mobile smartphone prototype in action...

As you can see, the prototype is about the size of an iPhone, but perhaps just a little longer due to the larger screen. What you're seeing here is the 1080P version of the Avatar movie trailer playing back on the device. This version of the phone was running an early Android build, but initially Moorestown will also support Moblin / MeeGo.

We also saw a Moorestown-based Tablet from Open Peak and a number of other demos showcasing the platform's performance. In one demo, we witnessed a Moorestown-based device simultaneously running the 3DMarkMobile benchmark, while also capturing video from its camera, and playing back an HD video clip without dropping any frames. Needless to say, the screen was a little cramped, but the platform seemed to perform very well.

Intel hasn't announced any specific design wins just yet, but the fact that we've already held an Aava Mobile prototype in our hands and that Intel and Nokia have already formed a strategic partnership bodes well for Moorestown. Having spent copious amounts of time tweaking and modifying an HTC Touch Pro 2 recently and experiencing every iteration of the iPhone, we're certainly intrigued by Moorestown. The prospect of having what is essentially a complete PC in our pocket, with similar capabilities to an average netbook, but with battery life on-par with a high-end smartphone, is just plain exciting.

We'll surely be hearing more about Moorestown in the weeks and months ahead. So stay tuned to HotHardware for more scoops and news as it becomes available.

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