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chanj0
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re: Cheap smartphone boom bodes ill for Intel
chanj0   4/23/2013 7:20:03 AM
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When it comes to small and low cost, single chip solution is the key. If you can have one chip to equip with all required features, why using more? Question is whether Intel has enough talent to push everything into a single chip while maintaining the power consumption to be low.

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resistion   4/22/2013 2:41:18 PM
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Didn't Intel already have three phone deals? Is the cost already listed?

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resistion   4/22/2013 1:57:33 PM
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I know MSFT employees use Win8 (ask one), and should we be surprised.

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selinz   4/21/2013 7:06:00 PM
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Interestingly, I don't yet know 1 person with Windows 8. No compelling reason to "upgrade" apparently... I only know one person with a windows phone (I was a windows phone holdout through 6.5) Their timing has been bad.

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Bert22306   4/20/2013 9:02:46 PM
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I see contradictions in this analysis, though. Mainly the bit about integration. It wasn't long ago that we were being told how Intel had it all wrong, because they WERE developing integrated chips, and low cost smart phones wanted non-integrated solutions, so they could mix and match. So which is it? Also, I've been seeing a lot of ads about the Surface Pro lately, so it looks to me like Intel is focusing on tablets, no? I've no reason to believe the Surface Pro is the end of Intel's interest in tablets? And also, if the market for cheap smartphones is booming, and the market for expensive smartphones is stagnating, then why wouldn't that bode ill for Apple as well? Dunno. I get the impression that some pessimism sells better than other pessimism, logic be damned?

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Les_Slater   4/20/2013 1:59:15 PM
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57580376-92/cheap-intel-devices-will-run-google-microsoft-oses-sources-say/

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Les_Slater   4/19/2013 10:05:34 PM
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I think Rick is generally correct in his article, the market shifting to low end bodes ill for Intel, at least as far as the smartphone goes. Don't think Intel will target the low end but get what they can of the higher end. Intel has to make a strong stand on the tablet side of the mobile market, that's where personal electronic devices are eating their PC base. There LTE integration is not so important. What Intel faces is price pressure in the tablet arena. They need an SoC strategy where as much of the chip part of the BOM is in their silicon, or at least in their multi-die package. I can see them having to be able to sell that for a hundred bucks in a low end variant.

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alex_m1   4/19/2013 4:31:09 PM
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One guess about this talks about integrated solution(including LTE), on a 14nm process, coming in 2014 and beating the competition also on power consumption of the modem. It fits with intel's remarks about 14nm in 2014 , and a separate remark about lte integration in 2014. So we'll just have to wait and see.

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help.fulguy   4/19/2013 3:53:36 PM
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Trash of an article. What else can you expect when you have ARM funded UBM write articles against Intel. On top of it, by this bozo of an article writer.

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Robotics Developer   4/19/2013 12:11:10 AM
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Given history and consumer purchasing wants (not needs but wants) I would have to say the company that provides the lowest cost end product with reasonable performance and a good feature set would be well positioned for future sales. I know that there are many who just have to have the latest/fastest/who cares at what price device but the volume business is in the lower cost fuller featured smartphone market. We don't want to give up features but do want them for lower cost. Time will tell if Intel or the competition will win out..

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