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Intel Again Promises Phones by Early 2012

Intel Again Promises Phones by Early 2012

If you'll remember around this time last month there was a sales call held by Intel with their investors discussing earnings. During that call there were a few words exchanged regarding Medfield, Intel's supposed phone processor. During that talk Intel CEO Paul Otellini noted that losing Nokia "took a lot of wind out of our sails" but that resources had been redeployed, Otellini noting, “I would be very disappointed if you didn’t see Intel based phones 12 months from now.” Today at an investor conference in Santa Clara, California, Otellini again confirmed the future of the phone sect of Intel.

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Nokia phone/tablet strategy leak alleges Windows 8 slates and Vanjoki “backup”

Nokia phone/tablet strategy leak alleges Windows 8 slates and Vanjoki “backup”

Details on Nokia's alleged phone and tablet strategy for 2012 and 2013 have emerged, suggesting that the company is indeed looking to Windows 8 for its slates and that Maemo 6 will be rolled out for one final hurrah before being effectively dropped. Arch insider Eldar Murtazin has spilt the beans, claiming that Nokia is looking to release 5-7 mid-to-high end Symbian^3 handsets in 2012, along with a single tablet.

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LG MeeGo smartphone and tablet demo coming next month

LG MeeGo smartphone and tablet demo coming next month

I hardly think I am alone in thinking that when Nokia pretty much abandoned MeeGo to tie up with Windows Mobile that MeeGo was dead. As it turns out MeeGo is still alive and kicking and LG is apparently going to be showing off a tablet that runs the OS along with a smartphone really soon. Whether or not the devices will be cool enough to grab any attention remains to be seen. I have strong doubts in a world dominated by iOS and Android.

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Intel CEO confirms Honeycomb-on-x86 port; Medfield phones in next 12 months

Intel CEO confirms Honeycomb-on-x86 port; Medfield phones in next 12 months

Intel has confirmed that it has received the Android 3.0 Honeycomb code from Google, and that it is "actively" working on porting the tablet-centric platform to run on x86 chips like its Atom processors. Revealed during Intel's glowing Q1 financial results call, president and CEO Paul Otellini said that the company was working with "first-tier notebook vendors" on Android tablets using Intel processors. Leaks back in March suggested Intel was readying as many as eight Android-on-x86 devices for demonstration at IDF Beijing this month.

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Linux Foundation Unveils MeeGo Smart TV Work Group

Linux Foundation Unveils MeeGo Smart TV Work Group

With Nokia pulling back from the MeeGo on smartphones, I guess it makes sense that Intel and others working on MeeGo would be looking to get the OS into other venues since its future in the smartphone world is murky at best. The Linux Foundation has announced that it has set up a MeeGo Smart TV working group. The working group hopes to drive the evolution of MeeGo within the TV ecosystem and provide an open framework.

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Nokia readying 4 Windows Phone 7 handsets, MeeGo tablet rumored

Nokia readying 4 Windows Phone 7 handsets, MeeGo tablet rumored

Nokia looks to be hitting the ground running with up to four Windows Phone 7 handsets already in the R&D pipeline. The Phones are rumored to be based on Nokia's "Chasis 1" with a 1Ghz processor and capacitive touch screens. The other two mid range phones will be worked into "Chasis 2" with a slower 800 Mhz processor and resistive screens. In addition, Nokia's rumored Windows tablet entry won't be out until 2012 and will feature a full version of Windows 8, rather than the lean and mean Phone mobile OS. But others think that MeeGo isn't dead and may find a home in the tablet interface.

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