New Sony Handheld Runs on Sony-Designed Chip



An interesting tidbit about the “Handheld Engine,” the processor behind the new Sony Clie PEG-UX50.  CNet:

The device is also noteworthy because it is the first handheld to use a chip developed by Sony in the same Nagasaki plant where it is manufacturing the chip that will power the upcoming Sony PlayStation 3 game console.

The chip itself isn’t the speediest thing on the planet, but considering what Palm devices used to run on, isn’t shabby at all:

The ARM-based chip tops out at 123MHz and includes a graphics engine, camera interface and Memory Stick interface.