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    Tell me why I should care or want an Intel chip in my phone? Dual-booting windows is a possibility, no? (but clearly not the bloated windows until phones get a lot more horsepower than OEM's are willing to give us).
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereal killer View Post



    Intel may be late to the Android game but that will be quickly forgotten when their new handset shows off it's prowess. Propped up by the Medfield system-on-chip this handset looks very promising. The gentlemen over at Technology Review were lucky enough to get their hands on a couple of Medfield prototypes running Android (Gingerbread.)

    The phone is described as the size of an iPhone but lighter due to less metal and more plastic and close to the thickness of an iPad2. The guys had this to say about the handset:

    "The phone was powerful and pleasing to use, on a par with the latest iPhone and Android handsets. It could play Blu-Ray-quality video and stream it to a TV if desired; Web browsing was smooth and fast."

    Before anyone gets too excited or not about the design of the handset, the picture above is what's known as a "reference design." Essentially these devices are designed to instruct and inspire manufacturers interested in building products around Intel's latest technology.

    The question that is probably on everyone's mind is when can we expect to see these Android devices powered by the Medfield? According to Stephen Smith, VP of Intel's architecture group "We expect products based on these to be announced in the first half of 2012." With that said, CES may not be out of the question folks, but it's still wait and see.

    Source: Technology Review, Gizmodo

    damn..... that looks tough.... pls remove softkeys
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    I hope they don't use a Celeron.


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    I like the MOTO capacitive buttons.

    If it had a slide out 5 row KB, 4G, FFC, dual core 2+Ghz, 1GB RAM, 4.5 inch AMOLED screen, and an unlocked bootloader, I would buy this (even at full retail) in a heartbeat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjk629 View Post
    If the Bionic and iPhone 4 had a baby it would look like that pre render.
    Pre render? It's an actual reference device they're testing. I think that's an actual photo of the device.

    Edit: I wonder who actually builds this reference design? Part of me wants to say Foxconn, due to it's similarities to the iPhone; but another part wants to say Motorola because of the capacitive button design. I know Intel doesn't build devices themselves. I am pretty sure Foxconn makes Intel's motherboards for PCs, so maybe it is them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guidot View Post
    I hope they don't use a Celeron.

    A Celeron would destroy a Medfield performance-wise, though! Although you probably wouldn't get enough life out of the battery to actually use it.

    Modern Celerons are basically slightly stripped down Core i3's, and are very capable performance-wise.
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    I think it's more likely something descended from StrongARM or XScale, but the Logitech Revue is x86 based, so who knows, maybe it'll be a CedarTrail or OakTrail Atom.


    edit I just noticed this on the Atom z6xx series product specs page (here):

    • Port-of-choice operating systems are supported on this platform include Windows*7, Windows Embedded Standard* 7, MeeGo* 1.2. and Android* 3.x (Honeycomb*)
    single-core with hyper-threading (2 logical cores, if not physical) @1.2 or 1.5GHz, GMA600 video, DDR2-800 memory. certainly not horrible

    edit2 didn't notice the article linked in the OP. hopefully "Atom Variant" doesn't mean "heavily stripped down"
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereal killer View Post


    Intel may be late to the Android game but that will be quickly forgotten when their new handset shows off it's prowess. Propped up by the Medfield system-on-chip this handset looks very promising. The gentlemen over at Technology Review were lucky enough to get their hands on a couple of Medfield prototypes running Android (Gingerbread.)

    The phone is described as the size of an iPhone but lighter due to less metal and more plastic and close to the thickness of an iPad2. The guys had this to say about the handset:

    "The phone was powerful and pleasing to use, on a par with the latest iPhone and Android handsets. It could play Blu-Ray-quality video and stream it to a TV if desired; Web browsing was smooth and fast."

    Before anyone gets too excited or not about the design of the handset, the picture above is what's known as a "reference design." Essentially these devices are designed to instruct and inspire manufacturers interested in building products around Intel's latest technology.

    The question that is probably on everyone's mind is when can we expect to see these Android devices powered by the Medfield? According to Stephen Smith, VP of Intel's architecture group "We expect products based on these to be announced in the first half of 2012." With that said, CES may not be out of the question folks, but it's still wait and see.

    Source: Technology Review, Gizmodo

    idk, to me it kinda looks like the original droid line minus the keyboard slider (droid 1, droid 2, droid 3)
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    With HTC selling over half a mill phones a day its no wonder apple wants some of the pie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalspring View Post
    idk, to me it kinda looks like the original droid line minus the keyboard slider (droid 1, droid 2, droid 3)
    Word, I was thinking that's how the Droid 5 should look. Clearly the 4 will not be up to snuff for me.
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