Author Archives: Satsuki Then


Sony PS4 to use multi-core CPU not Cell?

Sony PS4 to use multi-core CPU not Cell?

Sony are considering replacing the PS3's Cell architecture with a more mainstream multi-core processor in the PlayStation 4, according to PC Watch, after game developers have reported greater than average problems developing for the current-gen console.  Based on rumors and speculation coming out of Japan, the company also considered - but decided against - a combination Cell/Intel Larrabee setup.

Nokia S40 phones confirmed for dual-SIM, QWERTY and touch in 2010

Nokia S40 phones confirmed for dual-SIM, QWERTY and touch in 2010

Nokia's plans for 2010 included more entry-level S60 devices and halving their smartphone portfolio; the Finnish company also promised more flexibility in S40 handsets.  IntoMobile have dug through the sound archives and come up with a quote from Kai Öistämö, Nokia's executive VP of devices, who confirms that not only will dual-SIM S40 phones be launches but handsets with more than just the traditional numeric keypad.

Continue Reading

Google’s Chrome OS netbook specs revealed

Google’s Chrome OS netbook specs revealed

Back when a Google-branded Chrome OS netbook was tipped for late 2010, we were still in the dark regarding potential specifications for the web-centric ultraportable.  Now IBTimes is claiming to have the official spec sheet, and as speculated there's both an ARM-based CPU and NVIDIA's Tegra chipset among the components.  There's also a 10.1-inch display with multitouch-capable touchscreen mentioned, able to display HD - likely 720p - video, together with a 64GB SSD and 2GB of RAM.

NVIDIA Fermi GPU delayed until March 2010?

NVIDIA Fermi GPU delayed until March 2010?

NVIDIA's Fermi 40nm GPU won't make its expected late-2009 launch, and nor will it be ready in time for CES 2010 in January, according to DigiTimes' sources at graphics card manufacturers.  The rumor-mongers claim that NVIDIA have been telling producers to only expect the DirectX 11-compatible Fermi chips in March 2010, and suggest that defects have prompted the delay.

Continue Reading