Nokia N9 - with Intel x86 CPU?
According to latest rumors the next Linux based smartphone by Nokia, which is rumored to be named N9, coul be based on an Intel's x86 low-power CPU, presumably Moorestown.
This is quite a pity I think.
First of all the first Moorestown device, IIRC by LG, was an enormous flop. It got hot during runtime and I do not know if it ever actually came into the stores it was only shown off at CES last year.
But hey, what else should we have expected from a cooperation of Nokia and Intel? And since Intel sold their ARM devision to Marvell it is pretty obvious that they (Intel) cannot use ARM anymore. But I wonder why Nokia cuts its long heritage of using ARM cores - they used to have TI OMAP (OMAP2 and OMAP3) for ages in their smartphones.
On the other hand let's keep being open minded - maybe it turns out to be good and cool - maybe. Though for the past years Intel did in my eyes not deliver what they promised concerning low-power CPUs - all Atom based netbooks and tablets still need a fan. I definitely do not want a fan in my next phone ;)