Posts tagged with: Intel
  • by | June 4, 2013 3:02 AM

    Executive Vice President Tom Kilroy just talked about the new Intel Atom processors at Computex 2013. The 22nm Intel Atom Merrifield, coming just half a year after the introduction of the Intel Lexington platform at CES in the beginning of 2013 (however, available early next year), is aimed at smartphones. "With the new Intel Core processors introduced today, our next-generation Atom SoC for tablets and other 22nm products coming soon, the advances in Intel architecture are accelerating the pace of innovation, enabling new experiences and powering some of the best mobile devices coming ...

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  • by | May 31, 2013 12:42 PM

    Update: We've been contacted by Acer with the following statement: "Some resellers incorrectly showed this product as offering an Intel 4430 processor, when rather it comes with a Texas Instruments 4430 ARM chip.  This model is available now with a starting price of $399.99." Just yesterday we were talking about the progress Intel's making towards getting more and more Android devices using its processors. Not every device we've heard mention in regards to such Intel-Android pairings has been the traditional smartphone or tablet, and last month we heard talk about Intel chips showing up ...

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  • by | May 30, 2013 8:04 PM

    Intel's re-emergence on the smartphone scene has been a weird little story so far. The company seems to have realized the big mistake it made by not capitalizing on the smartphone market from the get-go, and is now trying to get its chips into new hardware. Problem is, despite being such a huge player in the CPU game, smartphone manufacturers haven't exactly been running in droves to sign up for Intel chips. Now, Windows 8 devices are one story, but when it comes to Android, the chip maker's been struggling to get its foot in the door. Motorola's shown its interest, and ASUS might pick up ...

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  • by | May 16, 2013 7:55 PM

    It seems like any time we're talking about Intel and mobile chipsets, it begins with a story of huge missed opportunities. After all, Intel played a significant role in the Windows Mobile days, but sort of dropped off the radar when smartphones really started picking up steam, once the iPhone and Android arrived. Since then, Intel's tried to get its chips back into phones, but it's been a struggle. Intel CEO Paul Otellini just stepped down from his position, and in reflecting back on his career, expresses his regret that Intel missed out on getting one of its chips into the iPhone. ...

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  • by | May 13, 2013 10:10 AM

    Intel makes processors for all kinds of notebook, desktop, workstation, and server computers. They make excellent products that power the world -- well, the world outside your pocket anyway. Intel's chips are conspicuously few and far between when it comes to smartphones and tablets. That's something they hope to change with their new Silvermont SoC. Silvermont is the code-name for an upcoming line of chips from Intel. According to their documents, chips based on the Silvermont architecture will run up to three times as fast as their current models, handle up to eight cores, and some ...

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  • by | May 9, 2013 12:13 PM

    The most recent venture from ASUS to get our attention was its Fonepad, attempting to convince users to abandon separate phones and tablets in favor of one device that sort of split the difference. In spite of being so unusual, we found ourselves liking the slate, and though it won't be for everyone, it came across as a decent enough Android. In any case, the Fonepad was a bit of a niche item right from the start; what about something a little more mainstream? ASUS has a new trailer video out for the upcoming Computex trade show, and it might just be hinting at a new ASUS Transformer ...

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  • by | May 6, 2013 5:09 PM

    Intel really let smartphones get away from the company. It failed to turn chiplines that had been popular with Windows Mobile into components we'd see on Android devices, and missed out on a lot of sales in the process. Now, Intel is trying to make up for lost time, and while we still haven't seen more than a handful of new Intel-powered smartphones, at least it's back in the game. Now the company's talking a little about where it's headed from here, announcing the Intel Silvermont microarchitecture that will be at the heart of future products. So, what's so great about Silvermont? Intel ...

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  • by | April 25, 2013 7:16 PM

    Intel's had a rocky start making inroads back into the smartphone game after taking a leave of absence for several years, following its run as a Windows Mobile chip heavyweight. We've seen a handful of Androids running Intel chips, but there's yet to be a really compelling model. Could Intel's Android success lie elsewhere? We're now wondering what super-cheap Intel-based Android notebooks could mean for the market, after hearing the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer tease just such devices. Dadi Perlmutter has told CNET that we could see Android notebooks with ...

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  • by | April 11, 2013 1:59 PM

    At the core of every smartphone, phablet, tablet, computer, or piece of electronic equipment is a processor. Processors aren't as simple as a single chip anymore. The processor inside mobile devices today is what's called a "System on a chip", or SoC for short. This SoC includes a lot of "processors". Some handle video, some handle traditional "CPU" tasks. Others take care of your cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth radios. Still more process audio, and others monitor and handle the vast array of sensors that are tucked away snugly inside modern phones and tablets. Each SoC has its advantages ...

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  • by | April 10, 2013 2:40 PM

    Time was, having a smartphone - or before that, a PDA - made you a geek. Attitudes have shifted dramatically over the years, and mobile electronics have seriously taken over the mainstream. In 2013, the geek may no longer be the user carrying around the smartphone, but the phone itself, upon the announcement of the ZTE Geek. A phone calling itself the Geek sure better have some serious hardware under its hood in order to earn its nerd cred. To that end, ZTE has hooked the Geek up with one of Intel's new Clover Trail+ chips, the 2GHz dual-core Intel Z2580. We've been seeing an increase in ...

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  • by | March 14, 2013 8:58 AM

    Remember "the fastest smartphone ever"? The text was called out on the invitation sent out to a few media outlets by Lava, for the unveiling of the next Xolo device, powered by Intel. The event took place in Goa and "the fastest smartphone ever" is now official. We're looking at the Xolo X1000 and it should land as early as March 20. It features a 4.7-inch 720p display and it is powered by the highest-end new Intel Atom processor -- part of the Clover Trail+ Medfield family -- the Z2480 clocking at 2GHz. It also packs 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card slot), ...

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  • by | March 10, 2013 5:56 AM

    ...and it's not the Samsung Galaxy S IV! Wait, what? Got to love marketing talk as well as companies trying to steal the show from each other. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S IV on March 14 in New York and Lava has just sent out invites for an event happening on the same day, a couple of hours earlier. Lava has released smartphones with Intel processors in the past and the device which the company will unveil this Thursday will also run Intel, touted as the "fastest smartphone ever". The chip-maker has unveiled its new SoC line-up at this year's MWC, dubbed Clover Trail+. ...

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  • by | March 7, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the mysterious BlackBerry Q10 which now seems to approach T-Mobile in the US. Then we talk about Nokia and their new app selections for Windows Phone 8. Later it's some Samsung tablet talk as the ATIV Tab has sadly failed to leave a dent in the European market. We then spend some time talking about the Wireless Independence Act and how it may legalize smartphone unlocks very soon. We end today's show talking about Apple's probable move into Intel chips for mobile. All this and more after the break. Stories: - T-Mobile BlackBerry Q10 ...

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  • by | March 7, 2013 12:17 PM

    Apple and Intel once seemed like oil and water, at least up until 2005, that is, when Apple announced that it would be switching its Mac line over to Intel chips. More recently, we've heard rumors that Apple might similarly move to Intel for chips to power its mobile devices, and just a few months back we heard that the rumored Apple smartwatch might play host to such a chip. Now this idea is back at the forefront, as Intel starts to get into the role of a for-contract chip foundry. Intel has inked a deal with Altera to produce chips for the company, helping to get some use out of Intel's ...

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  • by | February 1, 2013 2:53 PM

    After taking a bit of a hiatus from the mobile scene, Intel got back into the business of making SoCs for smartphones last year, bringing us devices like Motorola's RAZR i. While the Atom chips we've seen so far have been single-core components, last September we heard from Intel's Director of Product Marketing that dual-core components were in the pipeline. Now the company has revealed that these dual-core Atoms are finally ready to go public, and it will be showing them off at the MWC later this month. While phones built around single-core Atoms, like the Acer Liquid C1 we just told you ...

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