One for the netbooks or ...
maybe even an Apple Mac netbook (McNetbook?)
England's Imagination Technology, designer of the PowerVR MBX hardware that powers the iPhone and iPod Touch, has announced its latest and greatest graphics processor IP core, the PowerVR SGX543. The four-pipeline SGX543 is the first iteration of Imagination's fifth-generation Series5XT architecture and is "available in both …
Personally I would love one of these as I use my iPhone for casual web surfing and email but things like books and reading documents is a bit fiddly.
With a larger screen (screens that could be driven by this) it would really be a sweet little device. Maybe nothing more than a niche but very cool.
That said I suspect this will be mostly for games on the "next" iPhone.
btw - check out the Palm Pre, finally it looks like the iPhone has competition.
Or a new Dock with a Display port and magsafe power port so you can hook it up to one of those new 24" Cinema Displays, enable a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse and you have a Desktop computer for home / office tasks that's a phone when you're out and about.
Don't think this will happen until the competition catches up though.
they'll probably do that iPhone-into-the-side-of-a-cinema_display trick and you'll carry your iPhone around as your low-powered mobile compute device...
The OpenCL would ensure that it responds pretty well and handle most low-power tasks thrown at it. Combine that with MobileMe and iWork.com, and you're fully connected and mobile.
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