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Nokia N9 now packing 1.2GHz Intel Atom for MWC 2011 reveal?

Nokia N9 now packing 1.2GHz Intel Atom for MWC 2011 reveal?

Nokia's MeeGo-based N9 flagship smartphone has hit a few hurdles along the way; originally the company hoped to have a MeeGo device on the market by the end of 2010, a window that slipped to 2011. Initially, the N9 was expected to use a Texas Instruments OMAP processor, as with its existing handsets. However, according to Finnish magazine Prosessori, Nokia has junked the TI chip and opted instead to power the N9 with a 1.2GHz Intel Atom processor

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OpenPeak OpenTablet 10: Android on Moorestown with outdoor-viewable display

OpenPeak OpenTablet 10: Android on Moorestown with outdoor-viewable display

We grabbed some time with OpenPeak's OpenTablet 7 back in September, but now there's a 10-inch version making its debut at CES 2011. The OpenPeak OpenTablet 10 has a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, a transflective LCD for easier outdoor viewing, and runs an unspecified version of Android on Intel's new Moorestown Atom processors. The display not only recognizes multitouch finger input but control from an electrostatic pen.

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Intel: We’ll beat ARM on active power efficiency with Medfield

Intel: We’ll beat ARM on active power efficiency with Medfield

Strong words from Intel this week on the battle for low-power CPU supremacy, and with companies looking to ARM as the de-facto standard it's about time they stepped up their game.  Intel's Chief Technology Officer, Justin Rattner, told Reuters that "with (our) Moorestown processor we equal them on standby power, in the next generation Medfield we will equal them on active power" before going on to predict that the stage after that was Intel pulling widely ahead of ARM completely.

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Moorestown devices in 6-12 months, pricing “competitive” claim Intel

Moorestown devices in 6-12 months, pricing “competitive” claim Intel

Intel have finally attached a timescale to their Moorestown based tablets and smartphones, suggesting that we'll need to wait six to twelve months before picking up one of the Atom Z6xx devices.  The processors bundle together 1.5GHz through to 1.9GHz CPU cores with HD-capable graphics, and according to Intel we can expect 8-10 hours of battery life in the average tablet.

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MeeGo gets serious: Wistron, Quanta & CZC tablets spied [Video]

MeeGo gets serious: Wistron, Quanta & CZC tablets spied [Video]

Intel are going full steam ahead with MeeGo at Computex this week, with multiple name-checks for the open-source OS during the keynote and several manufacturers implicated in pushing out MeeGo-based devices.  In among the Oak Trail/Canoe Lake information was confirmation that Acer will be developing MeeGo tablets and netbooks, while there are brief details on Quanta's Redvale MeeGo tablet, together with the Wistron W1 and CZC P10T tablets spotted by Carrypad on show at the Intel booth.

Demo video after the cut

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NVIDIA CEO: Tegra 2 will sweep tablets & smartphones; Moorestown “an elephant”

NVIDIA CEO: Tegra 2 will sweep tablets & smartphones; Moorestown “an elephant”

We've made no bones of our love of NVIDIA's second-gen Tegra chipset, and how excited we are about seeing it in upcoming tablets like the Notion Ink Adam, and unsurprisingly NVIDIA's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, is just as keen on the SoC.  He's been talking up the Tegra's potential (again) against Qualcomm's Snapdragon - "we use the right processors to do the right job" - as well as saving some particularly biting criticism for Intel's Z6xx Moorestown chips - "you could give an elephant a diet but it's still an elephant" - and even teasing a little about the possibility of a webOS tablet.

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Simulated Moorestown browser test pits Intel against iPad [Video]

Simulated Moorestown browser test pits Intel against iPad [Video]

In among Intel's hyperbole for the Atom Z6xx launch earlier this week were some impressive stats for internet browsing performance, contrasting what users of Moorestown-based MIDs, tablets and smartbooks could expect in comparison with rival devices.  Steve Paine over at UMPC Portal decided he couldn't wait for the first Z6xx demo units, and so set up some browser tests of his own; he locked a Menlow-based Viliv X70 MID to 800MHz and pitted it against the iPad for some real-world surfing.

Video comparison after the cut

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HP Windows 7 Tablet mystery continues [Update: Development on “hold”]

HP Windows 7 Tablet mystery continues [Update: Development on “hold”]

Speculation around HP's tablet continues, with the company still yet to step up and confirm whether or not the project has been canned.  After a report last week suggested that the Windows 7 slate had been axed shortly after HP's acquisition of Palm, followed by a contrary report supposedly from a source within HP, the Mercury News is quoting analyst Ezra Gottheil who still expects the tablet to see a commercial launch.

Updated after the cut

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