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Next month Intel will ship its PCA (Personal Client Architecture) developer kit that will include the Symbian OS and board-level support to optimise application development on the joint platform. The board will also include support for wireless LAN, 802.11, and Bluetooth communications.
In a future version of the PCA toolkit, Intel will also include support for a JVM (Java Virtual Machine), company executives report.
The Symbian OS is more attuned to devices that have both communications and computing capabilities. The combination of X-scale's performance and multi-media capabilities and the Symbian OS would give wireless operators the opportunity to offer new services.
Intel announced a similar deal with Microsoft last February to optimise the Win CE.net platform for X-scale processors.