Intel Based Honeycomb Tablets Are On The Way

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  1. wicked

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    Digitimes
    is reporting that after a year and a half of negotiations with Google, the strategy formally known as PRC Plus will be pushing an Intel/Android 3.0 based tablet sometime during the third quarter of this year. PRC Plus hopes to take advantage of Intel’s stronger performance over ARM-based processors and improve on Honeycomb’s user experience.

    Intel is also hoping to entice more manufacturers by offering $10 chip subsidy to “first-tier notebook vendors” if they make a tablet using their processor. This would discourage manufacturers from using ARM or AMD based chipsets with the hopes of offsetting some of the costs.


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    Potential to dual boot Windows is VERY interesting (although perhaps pointless until the Windows/tablet interface becomes more useable).
     
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    This has lawsuit written all over it. If they do the subsidy that discourages use of other manufacturers. Isn't this the same thing they've gotten in trouble for before?
     
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    If they're announcing it like that then they must be able to get away with it. I think they were offering incentives to manufacturers to not use other cpu manufacturers at all which is where they got in trouble. So if they were to give a $10 subsidy for each chip but a $15 subsidy if you didn't use any other cpu manufacturers at all which is where the problem comes in. I think that's what it is. My understanding of it could be off though.