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Sony Ericsson Kurara packs PowerVR and Cortex A8

Sony Ericsson Kurara packs PowerVR and Cortex A8

Sony Ericsson's as-yet unannounced Kurara touchscreen smartphone has stayed still for long enough to get a non-blurry photo, and as you might have guessed it's mobile-review's Eldar Murtazin responsible for the shot.  The Kurara was originally described as a more entry-level version of the Sony Ericsson Satio, but according to Mutazin there's actually a whole lot more to it than that: squeezed inside is an ARM Cortex A8 CPU complete with PowerVR GPU.

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ST-Ericsson U8500 Cortex-A9 smartphone platform debuts [Video]

ST-Ericsson U8500 Cortex-A9 smartphone platform debuts [Video]

The ST-Ericsson partnership between STMicroelectronics and Ericsson may only be young - the two firms founded the wireless semiconductor development project in February 2009 - but they're already showing off some interesting wares.  The ST-Ericsson U8500 uses an ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore SMP dual-core processor paired with the ARM Mali-400 OpenGL ES2.0 and OpenVG1.1 GPU; together, they're capable of outputting 1080p HD video in a smartphone form-factor.

Video demo after the cut

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