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daleste
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re: Nvidia, Atmel, STMicro found in Motorola Xoom
daleste   3/1/2011 4:42:34 AM
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Wow, for multi floor navigation! That sounds fantastic! This could allow some really neat games...

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Umamaheswaran.S   3/1/2011 4:20:02 AM
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@Great-Terry: Pressure sensors are for multi-floor indoor navigation capability... Lets wait for tomo to see if ipad2 (if released) can steal back the show :)

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Baolt   2/28/2011 8:49:58 PM
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For the fellows who would like to see detailed tear down thanks to ifixit here we can see inside xoom. http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Motorola-Xoom-Teardown/4989/1 3250 mAh battery, double speakers, samsung Dram, Hynix 2-chip memory MCP and toshiba Nand are highlights from inside of Xoom. With double camera for sure its better than ipad besides again ipad2 is going to big suprise

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re: Nvidia, Atmel, STMicro found in Motorola Xoom
elctrnx_lyf   2/28/2011 5:38:15 PM
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XOOM will stand out as an competeitor for the Apple ipad. The tablet market is startin to become interesting with the XOOM. Anyway Notionink Adam, HP and RIM tablets will make it a good market place to watch. Keep watching !!!

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Xplain   2/28/2011 7:34:00 AM
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Better SNR to improve proximity sensing is one thing that could be a nice feature on smartphones and pads.

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BalaLak   2/28/2011 4:18:30 AM
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Multiple chip solution is the industry norm right now for capacitive touchscreen for screen bigger than 7". Cypress has announced a single-chip solution and others may have plans for that too. 2011 is going to be a bloody battle among Cypress, Atmel & others for cost & footprint reduction of touchscreen controllers while providing same or better features (stylus, hover etc). I believe by mid 2012 or latest by end of 2012, touchscreen controller market will be commoditized. Question is what will be the path of innovation? Support for detecting 10-fingers is already available. Support for stylus, proximity sense is there too. What would be the new features that either users or system makers demand?

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Robotics Developer   2/28/2011 3:06:58 AM
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I like the feature set but am wondering why the 4G upgrade is not ready now? It would seem to be a drawback to send the device away for retrofitting the 4G when everything else is in place. Would it be possible for an owner to insert the card or possibly a local electronics retailer to provide an on site retro? I am wondering why they chose a 4 chip solution, is there a significant feature improvement over a single chip (or is it because the 4 chip solution was cheaper due to having more board space)?

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Neo10   2/28/2011 2:59:00 AM
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So, this is the ipad clone to be precise. It has everything in ipad sans itunes. But that won't make it a deal breaker, in fact the camera and extra memory itself make it appealing and add to that the faster processors.

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Silicon_Smith   2/27/2011 9:01:58 PM
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Whats with the four chip solution for the TSC? And, this article really makes one want to go for the 4G variant already.

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daleste   2/27/2011 7:36:54 PM
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Hmm, snap on hardware. I guess the tablets are kinda open system for software apps, but are they open for hardware accessories? Reminds me of when the IBM PC and the Apple Mac (Lisa?) were first introduced. The IBM was an open system and Apple was closed to hardware modifications and enhancements.

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