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Inside Sony's Vita: IBM, Toshiba, Avago

12/22/2011 07:50 PM EST
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docdivakar
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docdivakar   12/28/2011 8:59:06 PM
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It certainly won't be HP's WebOS! I too hope it is Android. I like the Honeycomb release and there are plenty of apps already, rapidly catching up with iPad's choices. Regarding IBM's role in this, I too am not sure where it is... one possibility is in the wideIO memory to which IBM held some patents; the other could be the 3DIC stacked memory where IBM also held some IP. MP Divakar

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_hm   12/28/2011 3:47:52 AM
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Looks quite impressive. How about OS? Will it be Android?

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selinz   12/27/2011 10:53:22 PM
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Well, this all becomes mute if they don't sell many of these. Integrating phones with gaming systems is a good idea (IMHO) but it seems as if the gaming rage has sort of come and gone... But then again, I'm not a 10 year old kid...

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yusufjamal   12/27/2011 7:47:01 AM
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Comparing it with iPhone 4S, some names are common - Toshiba (for memory), Qcom (for Power management IC),ST Micro (for Gyro), Avago (GSM Power Amplifier). The difference is Sony opted Marvell and Apple Opted Broadcom for Wi-fi/Blutooth/FM/GPS combo-chip.

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Robotics Developer   12/27/2011 1:00:37 AM
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I am continually excited at the pace of higher powered processing in the mobile field (phone or game)! It looks like Sony picked from many sources to create a very powerful device. Interesting spread of companies, showing their strengths in chip offerings. Nice tear down! Thank you.

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Kinnar   12/26/2011 8:05:42 PM
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If this many things are then and still the size is compact, it should be placed in the tablet category as it is employed with at very fast quad core processor.

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wilber_xbox   12/25/2011 3:37:48 PM
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i do not know what is suspicious. Why would someone put a company's name for nothing and give credit.

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eastofeastside   12/24/2011 5:53:39 PM
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Can anyone confirm what IBM's involvement in this chip is? That part seems suspicious. Perhaps incorrect.

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GREAT-Terry   12/23/2011 3:22:03 PM
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Impressive hardware configuration! Is the price reasonable? It seems selling games is the way to make even more money so high performance hardware selling at low price is the key to attract gamers.

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eewiz   12/23/2011 5:28:13 AM
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Its almost like a smartphone/tablet. but priced much lower at 299$ for the 3g version. I guess they are hoping to make money thru selling games. IMO the market of these kind of devices will keep shrinking as smartphones get more and more powerful. Sony should have invested more time on the playstation phone than on this device.

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