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TI, Nvidia tied for second in tablet CPUs

3/7/2012 04:40 PM EST
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allananthony
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allananthony   3/24/2012 1:07:15 AM
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Let me preface my comment by stating that I don't own a single Apple product. That said, Apple is a phenomenal marketing and product development machine. As a consumer electronics player, Apple has transcended the chasm from a "gadgets" company to a consumer "fashion" statement. On the first weekend upon its release, the iPad 3 sold 3 million at an average selling price of more than one share of Apple stock! If Apple releases the iPhone 5 this summer, anyone here doubt the numbers won't be as impressive as the iPad 3? One can debate the technical performance of Apple products, but the loyalty and religious fervor consumers worldwide have worldwide can't be understated.

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phoenixdave   3/9/2012 11:48:16 AM
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The attention Apple draws from their "product introduction events" is amazing to me. Other tablet manufacturers issue press releases that are picked up by some specialized industry and consumer media outlets. Apple's (no live cameras allowed) events are live blogged and covered my almost every major (and specialized) media outlet around the world. They clearly have the marketing momentum, and can make a simple upgrade in a camera sound revolutionary. From a technology perspective, others can likely match and surpass Apple, but will anyone even notice???

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KB3001   3/9/2012 9:53:48 AM
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My money is on Google instead.

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fordownloads1   3/8/2012 2:30:17 PM
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It's hard to break Apple's stranglehold in tablets unless you have powerful software, which many don't have at the moment. Microsoft is at least 2 yrs behind iPad and Windows 8 ecosystem is immature. Microsoft needs to do something quickly.

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fordownloads1   3/8/2012 2:27:15 PM
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Freescale'es i.MX is good but I haven't seen them in any prominent consumer tablets.

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fordownloads1   3/8/2012 2:26:14 PM
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At the moment, there is hardly any competition for Tegra. As the article states, Windows 8 can open doors for Qualcomm.

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fordownloads1   3/8/2012 2:25:29 PM
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nVIDIA has the potential if Google and its partners get their act together. To be honest, $99 cheap tablets posined the Androidwell already.

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goafrit   3/8/2012 12:17:29 PM
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These firms want to take up Tegra. let us see how it goes.

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tangey   3/8/2012 9:41:39 AM
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Its nothing to do with luck and everything to do with the timing of various chip releases. Amazo determined that Omap4 is better than Tegra2 (correctly in my opinion). Tegra3 wasn't ready. Nvidia planned poorly, or Ti planned well. "Lucky, it was not" (as Yoda would say)

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Neo10   3/8/2012 2:00:46 AM
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Nvidia has the potential to usurp Apple in tablet business if they can bring about tighter integration of their GPU and CPU with long battery life. The tablet market will probably overtake the laptop market in the next 3-4 years and then the 4 decade monopoly will have been overturned.

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