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T-Mobile Sidekick 4G gets official, coming later this spring

March 15th, 2011

Remember your first Sidekick? That black and white screen… but oh, the AOL Instant Messanger. T-Mobile is back at it with a brand new Sidekick, though quite a few things have noticeably changed. For starters, this isn’t your younger cousins’ Sidekick Slide — Microsoft-owned Danger is nowhere to be found on here — Google’s Android …

Texas Instrument takes lid off of OMAP 5 platform

February 7th, 2011

Just one week ahead of Mobile World Congress, U.S. electronics manufacturer Texas Instrument announced its next OMAP platform, OMAP 5.  The updated 5 platform utilized two Cortex-A15 cores that are capable of supporting 8GB of dynamic memory access while running at speeds of up to 2GHz per core. “The OMAP 5 processor includes individual, dedicated engines for: …

Texas Instrument announces dual-core OMAP4440 processor; 1.5GHz, 1080p stereoscopic 3D

December 8th, 2010

Today, Texas Instrument announced a new, ARM-based, dual-core processor that has a lust-worthy specification sheet. The OMAP4440 processor, which is based on the Cortex-A9 MPCore, will have both cores clocked at 1.5GHz. The chip will provide a “1.25x increase in graphics performance, a 30 percent decrease in webpage load time, and a 2x increase in 1080p video playback performance.” The …

ARM officially announces Cortex-A15 processor for portable devices, smartphones

September 9th, 2010

Today, chip maker ARM announced the Cortex-A15 MPCore processor; a processor that “delivers a 5x performance improvement over today’s advanced smartphone processors, within a comparable energy footprint.” The A15 is available for licensing today and is targeting devices with 32nm and 28nm platforms; a 20nm A15 offering will be available in the future. The processor is capable …

Samsung's Cortex A9 processor: 1 GHz, dual-core, 1080p capabilities

September 7th, 2010

Samsung sure has been making a lot of mobile news lately. With their Galaxy Tab release, screen factory announcement, and various Galaxy S handset releases, Sammy is making their fair share of headlines. Today, Samsung announced that they are testing the Cortex A9 Orion processor for netbooks, tablets, and smartphones. The new processor is a 1 GHz, …

Apple’s rumored netbook/tablet to use ARM’s Cortex architecture?

December 8th, 2008

Computerworld’s Seth Weintraub sat down with Bob Morris, director of platform enablement for ARM’s mobile processor group, and came away with a wealth of information on the future plans for the ARM Cortex architecture. Though Morris did not speak directly about Apple, he did provide details that could lead one to theorize that Apple will …