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ASUS CEO: 3D quadcore tablet in 2011, maybe Windows Phone in 2012

ASUS CEO: 3D quadcore tablet in 2011, maybe Windows Phone in 2012

ASUS has confirmed plans to launch a 3D tablet running a quadcore processor sometime in 2011, though the slate will not have 3D cameras like the LG G-Slate. Speaking to hi-tech.mail.ru, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen said that quadcore chips - presumably NVIDIA's Kal-El - will be essential for smooth video playback at Full HD resolution or higher. The company is aiming to be the second largest player in tablets by 2012, with a 5 to 8 percent market share.

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SeaMicro SM10000-64 grabs 256 64-bit Atom CPUs for distinctive server

SeaMicro SM10000-64 grabs 256 64-bit Atom CPUs for distinctive server

Intel's Atom N570 processor isn't just to be found inside Lenovo's IdeaPad S100; server manufacturer SeaMicro has followed up its first Atom-based model, the SM10000, with a new version boasting 64-bit support. The SeaMicro SM10000-64 answers the main criticism of the first, Z530 based server, running enterprise-friendly 64-bit software with no modifications required. The dual-core chips also mean that the SM10000-64 requires just half the processors of its predecessor, though that doesn't make it necessarily cheap

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MSI WindPad 110W with AMD C-50 APU and WindPad 100A Honeycomb tablets imminent

MSI WindPad 110W with AMD C-50 APU and WindPad 100A Honeycomb tablets imminent

MSI is readying a tablet PC running AMD's dual-core C-50 APU, according to sources in Taipei, with the Windows 7 based slate expected to make its debut at CeBIT 2011 early next month. According to DigiTimes' sources, the MSI WindPad 110W will pair the Brazos processor and integrated Radeon HD 6310 graphics with a 32GB SSD. Meanwhile, there's also talk of an MSI Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, also expected to show up for the first time.

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Intel Medfield smartphones/MIDs on sale Q3 2011 tip insiders

Intel Medfield smartphones/MIDs on sale Q3 2011 tip insiders

The first Intel Medfield based devices could ship as soon as Q3 2011, according to Taipei component sources, with the low-power devices making their debut at Computex in late May. According to DigiTimes, Intel has accelerated Medfield testing so as to better challenge the dominance of ARM-based chipsets in the mobile device market.

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Sony S2 Honeycomb dual-display and VAIO Windows 7 slider tablets tipped

Sony S2 Honeycomb dual-display and VAIO Windows 7 slider tablets tipped

Sony's tablet ambitions extend to more than just the S1 in 2011, according to the latest batch of rumors. Loose lips have been flapping, and tipped a dual-touchscreen Android 3.0 Honeycomb clamshell internally known as the Sony S2, along with a 9.4-inch Windows 7 VAIO slider, for release in around Q4 2011. According to Engadget's sources, the Sony S2 will have a pair of 5.5-inch displays sandwiched into an oval cross-section hinged chassis, running a heavily customized Honeycomb install on Tegra 2.

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Dell Inspiron Duo price slash cuts convertible by 27%

Dell Inspiron Duo price slash cuts convertible by 27%

Dell's Inspiron Duo has seen its price slashed, with the official Microsoft store knocking more than a quarter off the convertible netbook. Now down to $399, the Inspiron Duo packs a dual-core Atom N550 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard-drive but, most interestingly, a rotating 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 multitouch display that can be flipped between regular notebook and slate orientations.

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ViewSonic dual-SIM V350 phone & dual-OS ViewPad 10Pro tablet outed

ViewSonic dual-SIM V350 phone & dual-OS ViewPad 10Pro tablet outed

ViewSonic has outed at least part of its MWC 2011 line-up ahead of next week's show, with the new ViewSonic V350 Android smartphone and ViewPad 10Pro dual-booting tablet making their debut. The V350 runs Android 2.2 Froyo with a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, but more interestingly has dual SIM slots and can maintain two active network connections simultaneously.

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Aava Mobile Medfield MeeGo/Android phone confirmed

Aava Mobile Medfield MeeGo/Android phone confirmed

Intel has been showing off Medfield-based MeeGo prototypes in the past weeks, and soon Aava Mobile will be getting into the act with its second-generation Aava Core design which the company has confirmed to SlashGear is ready to be rolled out at MWC 2011 this month. According to Aava, the 8.9mm-thick touchscreen smartphone in fact runs either Android or MeeGo.

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MeeGo superphone bug report tips 1.6GHz Atom & HSPA+

MeeGo superphone bug report tips 1.6GHz Atom & HSPA+

A MeeGo bug report could have spilled the beans on an upcoming flagship smartphone, with the promise of a 1.6GHz Intel processor, 854 x 480 display, 21Mbps HSPA+ support and NFC. Over at the Maemo forums they've dug through the chip references and come up with a lengthy hardware feature list that suggests Nokia CEO Stephen Elop's comments on building, catalysing or joining "a competitive ecosystem" may well be, as we suggested, a sign that the Finnish company intends to participate in the smartphone spec-sheet "arms race".

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Intel Medfield smartphone prototype gets brief preview

Intel Medfield smartphone prototype gets brief preview

Squint, or you'll miss it. The tiny slab of shininess clutched in the hands of Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group, is apparently a Medfield based smartphone that, according to the Maemo forums, was shown off at an Intel sales conference last week.

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Microsoft pushing for 16-core Atom CPUs

Microsoft pushing for 16-core Atom CPUs

Microsoft is reportedly pestering Intel for a 16-core version of its Atom processor, which would provide a low-power alternative to mainstream chips for use in data servers. Dileep Bhandarkar, an engineer at Microsoft's Global Foundation Services, suggested that higher-power Intel chips more commonly positioned for servers, such as the Xeon, demand too much power and active cooling in return for their higher clock speeds, PC World reports, and that there is a "huge opportunity" for a different strategy to data center processing.

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Nokia “must build, catalyse or join a competitive ecosystem” says CEO

Nokia “must build, catalyse or join a competitive ecosystem” says CEO

Nokia needs to "change faster" to keep up with the cellphone market, CEO Stephen Elop has admitted, but it's his ecosystem comments during the company's financial results call that have tongues wagging. The Nokia/Android/Windows Phone 7 speculation has proven sturdily resilient to common sense and the Finns' own denials, and Elop's suggestion that Nokia "must build, catalyse or join a competitive ecosystem" is unlikely to do much bar fueling the rumors.

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