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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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Oregon Networks announces Onyx HD set-top box coming to UK

Oregon Networks announces Onyx HD set-top box coming to UK

A company called Oregan Networks has announced a new digital set-top box that is coming to the UK dubbed the Onyx STB. The device will be built by Korean consumer electronic manufacturer Digital Streams. The STB will allows consumers in the UK to stream all sorts of web video and music.

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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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ASUS Eee PC 1005PR with Broadcom HD decoder up for $400 preorder

ASUS Eee PC 1005PR with Broadcom HD decoder up for $400 preorder

Interest piqued by ASUS' Eee PC 1005PR, which carries the Seashell style but pairs it with a 10.1-inch 720p capable display and Broadcom's BCM 70015 HD Decoder chipset for accelerated high-def video playback?  Amazon have put the new Eee PC up for preorder, and $399.99 gets you an Atom N450 1.66GHz processor, 1GB of memory, a 250GB hard-drive and WiFi b/g/n.

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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

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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Google Nexus One teardown confirms WiFi N support

Google Nexus One teardown confirms WiFi N support

Once again, iFixit have proved they're far braver than we are by taking a screwdriver or two to their brand new Google Nexus One.  In the latest of the company's teardowns, the newest entrant to the HTC Android family hardly had the chance to enjoy its freedom before being torn asunder to its constituent boards.

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Broadcom BCM7632 single chip Blu-ray solution supports 3D

Broadcom BCM7632 single chip Blu-ray solution supports 3D

Broadcom is big into many areas of the electronics industry and many of the consumer electronic products we use each day have Broadcom technology inside. Yesterday Broadcom announced a new 1080p capable media processor for mobile devices. Broadcom is now unveiling a new single-chip Blu-ray solution called the BCM7632.

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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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Broadcom announces new BCM2074x SoC solution for better Bluetooth headsets

Broadcom announces new BCM2074x SoC solution for better Bluetooth headsets

One of the worst things about Bluetooth headsets to me is that the devices take too long to charge and don’t offer enough run time to go for days. Those two caveats may soon change with a new Broadcom solution for Bluetooth headsets that promises huge improvements in charging time and talk time.

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ASUS Eee Keyboard latest version gets video demo; might be delayed again?

The ASUS Eee Keyboard saga continues, and we’re beginning to think it’s the company’s version of vaporware.  At their latest launch event in London, UK, this week, the Eee Keyboard – which squeezes a nettop and touchscreen into a keyboard form-factor, and was first debuted at CES back in January – was conspicuous by its absence, with ASUS telling Electricpig that the device was still mired in testing; however, ASUS have also been demonstrating their latest version of the Eee Keyboard to NetbookNews, with nary a mention of release delays.

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ASUS Eee Keyboard manual, photos, UWB details arrive on FCC site

ASUS Eee Keyboard manual, photos, UWB details arrive on FCC site

We've been waiting for the ASUS Eee Keyboard for a very long time, at least that's how it feels, so it's good to see some movement happening over at the FCC.  They've just published the Eee Keyboard's user manual, together with a whole batch of external, internal and wireless-testing photos.  Among the details there's a fair few shots of the media-centric nettop/keyboard hybid's UWB (ultrawideband) system.

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