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: To Little - To late
by vivainio on Wed 18th May 2011 19:02 UTC in reply to "To Little - To late"
vivainio
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2008-12-26

IMHO, this move by Intel is directly aimed at Microsoft.It is (again IMHO) a attempt to get MS not to move to ARM.


Microsoft doesn't really care about the architecture, or even operating system on their phones, as long as they can run the .net / silerlight runtime.

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RE[2]: To Little - To late
by shmerl on Wed 18th May 2011 19:49 in reply to "RE: To Little - To late"
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2010-06-08

They care. They get paid for licenses.

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RE[3]: To Little - To late
by vivainio on Wed 18th May 2011 19:53 in reply to "RE[2]: To Little - To late"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

They care. They get paid for licenses.

Sorry, I have to clarify -

Microsoft doesn't care much about the kernel either, because it's all abstracted by .net runtime. Of course they want to sell WP7 licenses, but what kernel is underneath doesn't really matter. They could sell "WP8" with Linux kernel if it appeared convenient, the layer that has all the value in the platform is silverlight.

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