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Weekend reading: Is It Time To Take Intel-Based Smartphones Seriously?

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

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Intel has been trying to penetrate the market for mobile device application processors for the past decade with little success, but the last week the chip giant unveiled its newest Intel Atom processor-based platform, a chipset it needs to mount a serious push into the smartphone and tablet segments.

The success of Intel in the mobile device application processor market depends on its securing backing from the software industry and support from major mobile industry giants, such as Nokia and Orange, that are now taking Intel seriously.

Intel was recently identified by Yves Maitre, group devices director at Orange, as one of six cas... .. .

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Intel Launches New Atom Processor For Smartphones Based On Linux OS Including MeeGo And Android

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

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Benefitting from the company's power-saving architecture, transistor and circuit design expertise, plus unique manufacturing process techniques, Intel Corporation today unveiled its newest Intel Atom processor-based platform.

The technology package provides significantly lower power consumption1 and prepares the company to target a range of computing devices, including high-end smartphones, tablets and other mobile handheld products. The chips bring Intel's classic product strengths – outstanding performance to run a comprehensive and growing number of rich media and Internet applications, a choice of software, and the ability to easily multitask – across a number of applications, including HD video and multi-point videoconferencing.

"Intel has delivered its first product that is opening the door for Intel Architecture [IA] in the smartphone market segment," said Anand Cha... .. .

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Continental and Nokia Introduce Navigation Nirvana: Mobile Phone Apps Replicated, Synced and Controlled Through an In-Vehicle Display

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

car_tm Continental and Nokia are collaborating on a new concept that will enable drivers and passengers to seamlessly connect, display and control mobile phone applications via an in-vehicle dashboard display.

The companies are working together to integrate a new technology, called Terminal Mode, into the automotive and consumer electronics industries.

The collaboration between Continental and Nokia is designed to significantly improve the usability of services such as telephony, navigation, social networking and music in an autom... .. .

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TECHNOLOGY: 3D Touchscreen Displays For Mobile Devices, Which Require No Special Glasses

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

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Sharp Corporation has developed a 3D touchscreen LCD featuring the industry’s highest brightness that can switch between 2D and 3D modes.

Users can view 3D images without the need to wear special glasses, making this LCD ideal for mobile devices such as digital cameras, mobile phones, and smartphones.

The newly developed 3D LCD uses a parallax barrier system to display 3D images. This parallax barrier, which has a series of vertical slits, is incorporated into an ordi... .. .

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Quantum Dot Material Replaces Silicon; Enables Stunning Image Quality on Smartphones

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

quantumtmUshering in a new era of high-performance image sensors, InVisage Technologies, Inc. – a venture-backed start-up that is revolutionizing the way light is captured – today announced QuantumFilm.

Harnessing the power of custom-designed semiconductor materials, QuantumFilm image sensors are the world’s first commercial quantum dot-based image sensors, replacing silicon. InVisage delivers 4x higher performance, 2x higher dynamic range and professional camera features not yet found in mobile image sensors.

The first QuantumFilm-enabled product, due out later this year, solves the crucial challenge of capturing stunni... .. .

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Nokia and University of South Australia Working On X-Ray Scanner Phone Application

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

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In an article titled 'Phones to offer X-ray vision' and published on the smh.com.au portal, an Australian professor, Dr. Christian Sandor, revealed that researchers at the University of South Australia working with Nokia to build an ''X-ray vision'' mobile phone application which it hoped could be introduced in the next two years.

Dr Sandor said the technology could not be used by peeping Toms to see into people's houses because only the exterior views of buildings and streets were held in the databases.

Christian Sandor explained the application worked by using the phone's camera. Users pointed the camera at a building and an image of it would app... .. .

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Technology: Bluetooth 4.0 specification To Reach Smartphones in Fourth Quarter

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

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The Bluetooth 4.0 wireless specification could start to appear in devices such as headsets, smartphones and PCs by the fourth quarter, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group said on Wednesday.

The new specification will be able to be used in lower-power devices than previous versions of the technology, including watches, pedometers, smart meters and other gadgets that run on coin-cell batteries, said Michael Foley, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG standards-setting organization. Previous versions of Bluetooth could only go into devices with triple-A or larger-capacity batteries.

Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology will enable small and simple wireless tags that help you keep in touch with your enviro... .. .

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Samsung Announces High-density NAND Flash and 32GB microSD cards for Mobile Devices

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

samsung_tmSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, today announced two high-density memory solutions for mobile devices. The new storage solutions – a 64 GB moviNANDTM memory device and a 32GB microSD memory card – satisfy mobile handset designers’ requirements for advanced compact high-density memory.

"Samsung’s high-density memory solutions bring the storage capacity levels of computing systems to small, mobile devices," said Dong-Soo Jun, executive vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Electronics.

He added, “The 64GB embedded memory, moviNAND, and the 32GB microSD card each greatly expand the data storage density of mobile devices, meeting custo... .. .

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Marvell Announces Another Breakthrough in Chip Technology: World's First Quadruple Core Processor for ARM Instruction!

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

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Marvell, a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced another breakthrough in advanced chip design: the world's first "quadruple" core processor for applications utilizing the ARM instruction set.

Building on a long and successful history of CPU core development and previous multicore implementations, Marvell's achievement represents a milestone breakthrough for the ARM ecosystem with many positive implications for consumers.

Based on the same CPU architecture as the Marvell® ARMADA™ 500 and 600 processor series, Marvell's quadcore implementation can deli... .. .

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DOCOMO Develops 8-Band Power Amplifier for Mobile Phones

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

amplifier_tmNTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has developed a prototype multi-band power amplifier that accommodates eight frequency bands between 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz, paving the way for lightweight, all-in-one mobile phones capable of standalone wireless communications of different standards, including the forthcoming extra-fast LTE standard as well as existing W-CDMA and GSM.

Power amplifiers are used in mobile phones to increase signal power up to levels required for wireless communication. As conventional multi-band phones must em... .. .

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New Marvell ‘s ARMADA 610 Processor to Bring 1080p Full-HD Encode/ecode and 3D Multimedia Performance to Mobile Connected Devices

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

hdreadyMarvell, a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced the newest addition to the ARMADA family of application processors – the Marvell® ARMADA™ 610 series.

Designed for mobility, the ARMADA 610 features a gigahertz-class CPU, integrated 1080p full-HD encode and decode, and 3D graphics to offer high performance and visual and entertaining experiences for eReader, Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), tablets, smartbook/netbooks, connected portable media players, smartphones, and new personal information appliances.

Apart from its family members, the ARMADA 610 is designed to use extremely low power while maintaining high proce... .. .

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Technology: Forget Fumbling With Tiny Smartphone Keys and Virtual Onscreen Keyboards

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

air_keyboard_tmForget the fumbling with tiny cell phone keys and virtual onscreen keyboards.Prof. Masatoshi Ishikawa and Dr. Takashi Komuro of Tokyo University developed so-called "vision-based Input Interface" that allows users to control phone or even write short notes by capturing the movement of five fingers by embedded camera and translates it to command.

This touchless interface breaks down traditional barriers between people and technology, changing the way people interact with all kinds of everyday information. A prototype device developed by Tokyo University team is capable to process complex in-air movements of fing... .. .

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