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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 15 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 15 2010

Today take a trip down fibber lane with Chris Davies as he informs the world about The Convergence Con. Next check out the $200 Pioneer BDR-206MBK BDXL burner that'll let you make your own Blu-ray disks (at $100 a pop, even if you mess em up!) See a Facebook intern Facebook Maps the World via social networking relationships. And don't forget! Take a peek at both of our SlashGear AND our Android Community giveaways of the Google Cr-48 Laptop! Free! So freaking free! All this and more on none other than your friendly neighborhood SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Broadcom outs new Android smartphone platform

Broadcom outs new Android smartphone platform

Broadcom has unveiled a new platform aimed at Android smartphones for the mass-market. The new platform is called the BCM2157 and it was revealed this week. The platform supports Android 2.2 and has high-end smartphone features for more affordable Android smartphones including things like hot-spot mobile function, multitouch screens and a lot more.

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ExoPC Win7 tablet due Sept 7th with Broadcom Crystal HD

ExoPC Win7 tablet due Sept 7th with Broadcom Crystal HD

You might not remember the ExoPC what with the fire-hose of tablets we've seen in the aftermath of the iPad launch, but the French slate promises to deliver Windows 7 on an 8.9-inch touchscreen display.  Now, according to Blogue du Geek's anonymous source, we also know that the ExoPC will have Broadcom's Crystal HD BCM70012 chipset, meaning it should be capable of outputting 1080p HD video.

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Dell Mini 10 Performance Plus Package adds Broadcom Crystal HD & bigger battery

Dell Mini 10 Performance Plus Package adds Broadcom Crystal HD & bigger battery

Dell have finally added the Broadcom Crystal HD card option to their Inspiron Mini 10 netbook, as part of the new Performance Plus Package.  The upgrade not only adds the HD video decoder chip - which allows the Mini 10 to play 1080p video, something the Atom N450/GMA 3150 pairing can't, on their own, manage - but a higher resolution 1,366 x 768 10.1-inch display.

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Boxee Box Tegra 2 confirmed; Boxee Beta goes public

Boxee Box Tegra 2 confirmed; Boxee Beta goes public

Now that the Boxee Box by D-Link is officially official, and the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset is the same, Boxee can finally confirm that yes, they've used the low-power 1080p-capable Tegra T20 chip in their upcoming media streamer.  According to a new post on the Boxee blog, the dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU means the Boxee Box is capable of Adobe Flash 10.1 decoding, HD streaming and local 1080p playback.

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Broadcom BCM2763 1080p-capable media processor and Persona IP DVR chipset launched

Broadcom BCM2763 1080p-capable media processor and Persona IP DVR chipset launched

Broadcom have outed a number of new chips, including a new 1080p-capable multimedia processor and an IP platform intended to add 3D graphics and multimedia capabilities to DVRs and set-top boxes.  The Broadcom BCM2763 VideoCore IV Processor is a 40nm chip that can process up to 20-megapixel images and 1-gigapixel 2D/3D graphics rendering, along with outputting Full HD 1080p via HDMI.  Meanwhile the Broadcom Persona platform couples a BCM11211 comms processor and BCM11181 multimedia processor, and supports streaming content, complex GUIs and integration with the company's various wireless and wired networking components.

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