64 Bit Super Phones In Development

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64 Bit Super Phones In Development
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Fri, 11-02-2012 - 12:37am

With a minimum of 4 times the processing power future superphones will dwarf today's smartphones in memory and functionality. There was no mentioning of multi-core mobile processors, but considering Solid State Hard drives falling prices, I would expect 64GB to be an entry level phone with premium phones with 200+GB. Chipzilla (Intel) might also enter this market and based on past experiences stomp the competition into competing for the remaining single digit % of the market: Ed

ARM goes 64-bit.
The Cambridge-based chip designer has shown is 64-bit architecture that will power the next generation (and beyond) of smartphones and tablets, while also providing Intel Corporationwith competition in the servers market.

The British company's designs are at the core of Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod devices, as well as rivals in the Android space like Samsung's Galaxy S III, thanks to their combination of computational ability and low-power consumption. Now ARM has shown its first blueprints for 64-bit processors to power the next generation of devices.

"When we are looking at 'superphones' and tablets, the consumer is having to deal with much more data, particularly if they start to originate material on these devices," ARM's processor division marketing VP Noel Hurley, said.

On Monday, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced it would make ARM-based processors for servers, as well as continuing to make chips based on x86 architecture, putting heat on Intel, which has dominated the server space.

 

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Fri, 11-02-2012 - 11:30am

Smartphones already cost more than a basic laptop. What will these super phones be going for?

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Sat, 11-10-2012 - 4:57pm
Uhh, I'm still working on using the cell phone! I can't get DH to understand it at all; the poor thing forgets from one 'lesson' to the next.
pinchpenny2000
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Fri, 11-16-2012 - 9:44pm

The cost will likely be about the same. Remember the power of computer electronics which includes more than PC's like smartphones, doubles every 6 months with little or no cost increase. The folk who are on the cutting edge and what the latest always pay a premium, wait till the dust settles and you save $$$. Ed