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.