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Here is what an Intel smartphone reference design looks like

0. phoneArena 10 Jan 2012, 10:36 posted on

Intel is currently showing off a smartphone reference design unit at its booth at CES. The device runs Android and has an Intel Atom Z2460 processor clocked at 1.6GHz. It is not meant to hit the retail market...

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posted on 10 Jan 2012, 10:44

1. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


hey intel...please, there is no more room.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 10:45

2. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


yep looking forward to comparisons with ARM

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 10:46

3. dhruba (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well, all the other processors will have something similar till they come out. I think the price will differentiate

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 10:53 1

4. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


What's interesting is there are so many phones out there (LG mostly) that look just like this reference phone. What does that say? Manufactures need to spend more time styling and working on build quality. Too many androids look like reference phones. I'd love to see them transfer the software department personal to this task and stop wasting time and money on UI's that no one wants anymore.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 10:55 1

5. knights4life03 (Posts: 126; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


An intel dual core for a phone sounds challenging.... but the actual phone looks clean

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 11:07

6. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I'm interested to see how it runs and sells. I was hoping to see a finished product by a large manufacturer like Samsung or LG so I'm a little disappointed.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 11:11 3

7. MotorolaandSamsungFTW (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


awesome hope motorola and samsung will be corporating with intel's atom proccessors!

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 11:21

8. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


The biggest problem with the intel platform is the x86 chip in there. Many applications do have native code and every single one of those applications would have to recompiled and ported to the intel chip. Absolute nightmare for the devs and think about consumers that don't know anything about this. Some apps would work just fine but all of a sudden many apps they were familiar with are now missing from the marketplace.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 11:22

9. vijaysivakula (Posts: 166; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


8 hours of 3G talk time? Wow. Point me to it.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 12:19 1

10. Adianshadows (Posts: 66; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


The Razr is rated for 12 hrs worth of talk time... 8 hrs is really nothing now-a-days.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 12:31 1

11. vijaysivakula (Posts: 166; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


I am sorry. I have a phone. Little old but still works quite ok. It is called Samsung Galaxy S2. It has a rated talktime of up to 18 h 20 min (2G) and up to 8 h 40 min (3G). Now, i know this is an old mobile and there have been many technology advances. But i honestly believe that no matter what is quoted you should expect maybe just one third or half of what is claimed.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:20

13. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Shut up.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 03:55

14. harsh_732006 (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


f off

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 15:58 1

12. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 864; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


Intel has nothing special, and its a single core I bet because I hear their dual cores burn too much juice, and they haven't solved the drain issue of dual cores yet.

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