Linked by David Adams on Wed 18th May 2011 03:11 UTC
Intel Intel has showed a prototype smartphone based on its low-power Medfield processor and said Intel-based phones from "major players" would be in the market next year. Intel has struggled to get its chips into smartphones and tablets, markets that are dominated today by processor designs from Intel's U.K. rival ARM Holdings.
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To Little - To late
by shotsman on Wed 18th May 2011 07:19 UTC
shotsman
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IMHO, this move by Intel is directly aimed at Microsoft.It is (again IMHO) a attempt to get MS not to move to ARM.
Having only a single core CPU is also a failure.

I expect one or two Phone makers to put a toe in the water buy with the architectural freedom that the ARM model gives them I hardly think that this will succeed.
As for the quote 'we will have to pay ARM royalties for every CPU we make'. I had to laugh.
Didn't Intel read the small print on the contract when they signed up for the ARM license? WTF?
Anyways, I hardly think that the small ARM fees per CPU would matter if Intelr were making millions of them in a Fab that might othewise been standing empty & unused.
Fail for obvious reasons.

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