Infoworld reported that HTC is already testing new processors from Qualcommand hopes to challenge Intel in the market for ultramobile PCs and mobiledevices. The Scorpion processor currently being sampled is a 1GHz chip that usesbetween 250 milliwatts and 500 milliwatts of power compared to Intel A110processor for ultramobile PCs runs at 800MHz and uses 3 watts of power. However,Scorpion is an Arm-based processor and has its own instruction set, which offerssubstantial energy savings but does not share the main advantage of x86 chipsmade by Intel: software.

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