Intel on Monday said its Medfield chip, designed for low-end smartphones, is in production and will ship later this year.
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Microsoft announced the Windows Phone 7 OS for handheld devices on Monday, taking a step forward in the company's efforts to strengthen its position in the still-growing smartphone market. CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the first phones to run the OS, and named the network operators that will distribute them.
The countdown is nearly over: Monday marks the long-awaited date after which PCs preloaded with Windows XP will no longer be available.