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Stephen Elop says dual-, quad-core phones just waste battery life

0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2012, 09:55 posted on

Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop faces the tough task to break the Android-iOS smartphone duopoly, and if it could be done with words, these would have been the ones…

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posted on 14 Mar 2012, 18:46

54. SuperEd (Posts: 113; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


it cracks me up to see how many techies are so pedestrian. All core's do is provide another way to rip you off. It's like saying you need 10 TB of memory when you really only need about 1TB. It's a waste. but, hats off to iOS and Driod marketers.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 21:13 1

60. tedkord (Posts: 5250; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You only need one core if you eliminate multitasking, have simple rectangle only graphics from the Atari days on a low res screen and limited functionality. Other OS's have animated widgets, true multitasking, 720p displays, etc...As these things progress, since were reaching limits on processor speeds, more cores are needed. Just as happened with PCs.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 20:33

57. erickleung (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


He is telling the truth that low battery life with windows phone cannot afford and to offer dual or quad core processes. He understood that Nokia's N8 could run well for 42 hours non-stop while his windows series not close 1/3 of this record. With similar configuration of Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia N9, N9 (MeeGo) preforms better in battery life too.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 21:15 1

61. tedkord (Posts: 5250; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes, and my flashlight can run for days on two "C" batteries. Hook those two "C" batteries up to my car's headlights, they won't last a second. My flashlight will light a few feet in front of me, my headlights will light up the whole street for 50 yards.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 22:33 1

63. AK007 (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


I don't know about elop. But some times he appears as a Microsoft Trojan personified. But sometimes he seems as the CEO whose decisions will be criticised today but in retrospective will be recognised as a genius who saved a sinking ship.
Can only tell which one is true after some years.
But if he proves to be a Trojan for Microsoft helping the rumoured take over it will be a sad day for the mobile fans to see the fall of a great real innovative company

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 15:23

68. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


......and sels millions :D

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 13:21

69. alfadolla (Posts: 28; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Now that the first quad core phones have started to make their way too the market what does the Nokia CEO have too say now ? what was that? can you san junk stock!

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