LG on the Fence Still With Intel Medfield Phones, Tablets

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Phone- and tablet-maker LG is still undecided about the prospect of utilizing Intel’s mobile Medfield chipset on its smartphones and tablets. LG has previously been using ARM-based processors on its devices, and the switch to Intel’s Atom-based Medfield CPU is still up in the air right now despite the fact that LG was among the […]

What’s So Ultra about Ultrabooks?

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As I’m watching the Year of the Ultrabook happen at CES 2012 I’m also watching what appears to be a re-trenching year in the mobile tech sector. Sure we’ve seen Tablets, we’ve seen lots of Ultrabooks, we’ve seen phones, and lots of talk about LTE and 4G. But, frankly, with a few exceptions, I think […]

Motorola, Intel to Release Multiple Medfield-Powered Mobile Devices

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Intel promised us that it would be making a big splash with some consumer-ready devices in 2012 that utilizes the Atom-based Medfield architecture, and sure enough the company is making good on its promise. On stage at the chip-maker’s keynote, Intel announced a partnership with Motorola to release multiple devices starting the second half of […]

Intel Convertible Tablet Ultrabook Concept (Video)

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Hmmm? Convertible Tablets? Where have we heard that before. I have to admit, hybrid Tablets have always intrigued me since the bygone days of the HP tc1000 series. And let’s face it, if you use a Bluetooth keyboard with a Tablet aren’t you just admitting the obvious, that you like some sort of hybrid form […]

Intel Medfield Tablet Running Ice Cream Sandwich (Video)

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There’s no doubt about it. Intel is arming up to wage some battles with ARM over market share in mobile devices. We’ve been seeing ARM this and ARM that for some time, but Intel is ready to fight back a bit, at least with some of the reference designs and concepts it is showing off […]

Razer’s Project Fiona Brings Gaming to Windows 8 Tablet on Intel Ivy Bridge

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While the Razer Switchblade concept was an intriguing device with a novel design approach, serious gamers were turned off from the machine because it utilized more netbook innards than performance gaming brains, but Razer is hoping to change that with a new concept and new prototype. Dubbed Project Fiona for now, the company is looking […]

Ultrabook Slider Concept Converts to a Tablet in Seconds (Video)

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Intel showed off the Ultrabook at CES 2012, with a focus on changing the computing experience for all users. One of the notable concepts that Intel showed off is the Slider or Convertible Tablet PC. These aren’t new, as we’ve seen a Samsung Sliding computer last year, but with the next generation of Intel Core […]

Nikiski UltraBook Concept: Intel’s Stunning New Transparent Laptop (Video)

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During its CES 2012 press conference today, Intel took us on a tour of what might just be the future of the Ultrabook. That future is something the company calls ‘Nikiski’ and it’s a concept that replaces your normal trackpad, with a transparent touchpad, that can double as a gorgeous touchscreen when the Ultrabook is […]

Acer, Lenovo to Deliver Intel-Powered Windows 8 Tablets in Q3

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Computer-makers Acer and Lenovo are targeting the third quarter of this year to launch tablets with Intel’s x86 architecture and Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform, which has been re-designed in face of stiff competition from consumer-centric mobile operating systems delivered by rivals Apple and Google. The Win-tel tablets will mostly be geared at enterprise users, who […]

Intel, LG to Introduce Medfield-Powered Smartphone at CES

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In a short week, Intel and LG are set to introduce a smartphone powered by the former’s Mefield chipset. The resulting consumer smartphone is expected to ship in March. According to 9to5 Google, Intel Korea head had told the Korean Times that “Intel’s chief executive Paul Otellini will release Intel’s first Android smartphone using our […]

Intel’s Medfield Reference Tablet Spotted Running Honeycomb

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Intel’s reference tablet with the company’s Atom-based Medfield processor clocked at 1.6 GHz was captured in photos. The tablet had been previously displayed at the Intel Developer Forum earlier this year, but the Medfield version of the slate was heavily guarded and kept behind glass. Now, it appears that someone has been able to obtain […]

Intel’s Atom-Based Medfield CPU Offers Promising Benchmarks

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Earlier this month, Intel had begun showing of prototype Android smartphones and tablets running on its Medfield processor, an Atom-based CPU, as the company hopes to take on ARM-based chipsets in the mobile space. Now, we’re hearing that the Medfield chip can hold its ground against dual-core ARM-based chips like NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 and Qualcomm’s […]

Intel Shows Off Android Powered Smartphones and Tablets Coming in 2012

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Intel got into the giving mood this holiday season and decided to share the company’s take on the future of smartphones and tablets. Intel demoed a new phone and tablet running on an Intel Medfield chip to the Technology Review. The two devices, running Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, don’t use the standard ARM processors that are found in most phones […]

AMD Readying MacBook Air, Ultrabook Challenger

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Chipmaker AMD may be readying an ultra-sleek notebook platform to challenge Apple’s MacBook Air and rival Intels’ Ultrabook. The company hinted at its plan in a recent interview with The Australian. AMD wouldn’t use Intel’s Ultrabook moniker, however, and the company would create its own brand, perhaps Ultrathin. In order for AMD to be successful […]

Intel, Samsung Prepping Atom-Powered Android 4.0 Phone For Sprint?

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Come this January at the Consumer Electronics Show, some big announcements could be coming from the Intel x86 architecture camp where it relates to Google’s Android platform. There is speculation that Intel and Samsung could partner together to launch the first Atom-powered Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone for Sprint’s Now Network, giving Sprint yet […]

Acer Anticipates That Ultrabooks Will Be the New Netbooks In Terms of Pricing

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As far as pricing goes, ultrabooks are priced more expensive than today’s $300-$500 netbook, but offers more power and a sleeker, well-made design. However, notebook-manufacturer Acer anticipates that the computing category will see some steep price drops in 2012 and 2013, with the ultimate result being that ultrabooks two years from now will be priced […]

Google Adds Intel, AMD Compatibility to Ice Cream Sandwich

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Google is now releasing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich compatibility code for x86 chip architecture, covering AMD and Intel processors, in addition to the ARM CPU that the platform already supports. Earlier this Fall at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel’s been hot and heavy over Android, showing various prototypes of Android running on Atom […]

Intel Bets on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with 2012 Release

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Intel is awaiting the arrival of Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system before the first smartphone running the new mobile OS and Intel’s Atom x86 architecture gets released sometime in the first half of 2012. The company, which had previously banked on its MeeGo OS with Nokia, has shifted focus in recent […]

HP Dumping webOS for Windows Tablet, Launching Slate 2

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After lukewarm success with the Slate 500 to the enterprise market, it was believed that HP would be putting all of its efforts into webOS to make the TouchPad a success. However, given that the well received webOS software has not gained traction in the marketplace, it appears that HP is reversing course and is […]

Chinese Manufacturer Looking to Bring Windows 8 to Phones Via XPPhone 2

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After debuting a relatively bulky and large smartphone based on the Microsoft Windows XP operating system–hence the xpPhone name–Chinese manufacturer ITG had upgraded the phone to Windows 7. Now, with a more touch-centric UI being previewed on Windows 8, still in developer preview, ITG is upgrading its xpPhone to supporting Windows 8 on the xpPhone […]