Intel's Moorestown chipset will not (never) support Windows Phone 7


Ready for some nice and ugly FUD ? Intel is officially unveiling its Moorestown / Atom Z600 mobile chipset which is supposedly compatible with Moblin/Meego and Android. But the most interesting part is the company’s bullsh@t answer when asked if the Windows Phone 7 will ever be supported in the future:

Apparently someone at Microsoft must’ve peed in Intel’s cheerios because Moorestown won’t be found in any Windows Phone 7 devices. According to Intel it’s more than just a spat over breakfast, Intel claims that Windows Phone 7 is still optimized for very low end ARM SoCs. Intel went on to say that despite the advances in the OS, Windows Phone 7 isn’t progressing fast enough from an architecture standpoint and that it is an “old OS with many of the warts we’re trying to get away from”. Apparently Windows Phone 8 falls into the same category and it too will not be supported by Moorestown.

Come on Intel! We know that you hate Qualcomm (reminder: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon is the only supported chipset in Windows Phone 7 right now) but there’s no need to spread lies about this. Last time I checked Windows Phone 7 is based on Windows CE 7 (and has native support for the latest ARM SoCs like the Cortex A8/9) and is probably more mature and feature rich than Intel’s own Moblin linux distro…Oh and Windows CE is also designed to run on x86, MIPS, SH, ARM…Ironicaly Intel is claiming that Moorestown is the best mobile platform to run Silverlight….you know that little thing that is an integral part of Windows Phone 7….The only “Old” thing here is Intel’s attempt to cram an X86 CPU in a phone…

Source: AnandTech