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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RE[4]: To Little - To late
by jgagnon on Wed 18th May 2011 15:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: To Little - To late"
jgagnon
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2008-06-24

There is no shortage of ideas to use new processing power. Video processing on a phone is not too far fetched. Soon you will have full HD video recording on phones, so why not allow them to do a little editing? Maybe with near-field technology you can walk up to a larger screen with your phone and use it, allowing you to do "big screen stuff" while having your tiny portable phone be your main CPU. This future is not that far off.

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RE[5]: To Little - To late
by vodoomoth on Thu 19th May 2011 13:48 in reply to "RE[4]: To Little - To late"
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2010-03-30

And how credible, usable, nifty or "wishable" is that future? Really, editing full HD videos on mobile phones?

I don't see the point of using a smartphone as a main CPU when the scenario you depict still requires a bigger screen and the mobile CPU is inherently limited... and I'm only thinking about battery life here.

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