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BlackBerry PlayBook dumped Marvell for TI chip (and six month delay)?

BlackBerry PlayBook dumped Marvell for TI chip (and six month delay)?

It's obviously chipset roundabout day, with word that Apple is ditching Samsung for the Apple A5 SoC in the iPad 2 followed by news that Texas Instruments scooped Marvell on the BlackBerry PlayBook processor six months into its RIM contract. According to TechEye's source at Marvell, the 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP4430 at the heart of the PlayBook was not RIM's first choice, and in fact the Canadian company had been working for over half a year with the chipset rival.

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MWC 2011 Wrap-Up

MWC 2011 Wrap-Up

Another year, another Mobile World Congress, and the unstoppable juggernaut that is the smartphone industry continues apace. SlashGear took its biggest team to MWC 2011 to-date, and still found more than enough to keep us busy in Barcelona. After the cut, the stand-out products, the key mobile themes of 2011, and how tablets are muscling in on smart mobility.

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Why Multi-Cores in Mobility is Important

Why Multi-Cores in Mobility is Important

If we take a look back at the past 30+ years of computing we can honestly say one technological advancement has constantly driven computing forward, that one thing is the microprocessor. Intel has led much of this computing revolution creating the world’s fastest microprocessors for computers. Today, bringing faster and more powerful microprocessors beyond computers and to mobile devices is the central focus of many. This time however Intel is not leading the charge.

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Pathpartner Skype 720p and Ittiam 4-way video chat get TI OMAP4 demo

Pathpartner Skype 720p and Ittiam 4-way video chat get TI OMAP4 demo

Texas Instruments told us they were more interested in showing what their OMAP processors could do than telling us, and the TI booth at MWC 2011 was bristling with vendors showing what they'd coaxed out of OMAP4 chipsets. Video conferencing companies Pathpartner and Ittiam shared a stand with their offerings, the former pushing 720p HD Skype calls, the latter four-way video calls in which only a single participant need have an OMAP4-based device.

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Optimus 3D vs Optimus Tab: Not all HD 3D video is created equal

Optimus 3D vs Optimus Tab: Not all HD 3D video is created equal

When we caught up with LG earlier today, to check out the freshly announced Optimus 3D and Optimus Tab, we couldn't help but wonder about the discrepancy between the smartphone's 1080p Full HD 3D recording capabilities and the tablet's 720p HD 3D recording. Turns out, there's more to a 1GHz, dual-core chipset than just its ARM cores: the Optimus 3D's Texas Instruments OMAP4430 has native support for Full HD recording in 3D, while the NVIDIA Tegra 2 in the Tab doesn't.

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Texas Instruments’ OMAP 5 may bring Minority Report UI to Reality

Texas Instruments’ OMAP 5 may bring Minority Report UI to Reality

Soon, we may see the kind of interactive screen that Tom Cruise used in Minority Report, thanks to Texas Instruments. Texas Instruments is combining its new OMAP 5 platform with its DLP pico projectors and a camera. This would add hardware support for stereoscopic 3D, and would support full body gesturing, so that the user can touch, drag and drop projected images onto any surface.

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TI OMAP 5 outed: twin Cortex-A15 cores, Kinect-style tracking, more

TI OMAP 5 outed: twin Cortex-A15 cores, Kinect-style tracking, more

Texas Instruments has officially announced the TI OMAP 5 platform, the company's latest multi-core chipset complete with two 28nm ARM Cortex-A15 MPCores running at up to 2GHz. The new OMAP5430 and OMAP5432 processors offer up to 3x the performance of the previous-gen OMAP4430, with support for Kinect-style gesture recognition, 5x the graphics performance, and the ability to drive up to four simultaneous displays.

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TI admits NVIDIA beat them to tablet chip debut

TI admits NVIDIA beat them to tablet chip debut

Texas Instruments has admitted that NVIDIA beat it to the punch with Tegra 2, managing to scoop up much of the CES 2011 processor hype despite having less than a three month lead to to market over TI's own OMAP 4 chips. Questioned during the company's investor relations call as to how TI envisaged OMAP 4 prospects in the light of NVIDIA's market share, the company conceded its rival is "the player" to beat, but says it has its own customers waiting in the wings.

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