Last year mobile sales saw an impressive growth and manufacturers seem to be expecting the same for 2003. Intel has [URL=http://news.com.com/2100-1040-980436.html?tag=fd_top]announced[/URL] the first cut in prices for the year, up to 38% in certain processors is a substantial cut indeed...

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker slashed the price of its 2.2GHz Pentium 4-M by 38 percent, from $562 to $348, and decreased the cost of the 2GHz version of the processor by 31 percent, from $348 to $241. Price tags on Celeron notebook chips, designed for inexpensive laptop models, and on low-voltage Pentium III chips, for ultralight notebooks, fell between 24 percent and 14 percent.