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To: Bill Wolf who wrote (110755)3/28/2012 11:41:05 AM
From: waitwatchwander
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---> Broadcom’s baseband and application processor is now in roughly a third of Samsung’s smartphones

I wonder how this number changes if one weights it by sales volume. The noted Galaxy phones can't be huge sellers, at least in this neck of the woods.

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To: JeffreyHF who wrote (110759)3/28/2012 11:47:08 AM
From: waitwatchwander
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---> new ipad heat issues

The larger battery likely impacts heat as well. There would be less insulating air inside the case and a thinner shell casing may also be contributing as such would transmit more heat into ones hands.

There can be all sorts of factors in heat build up.

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From: FUBHO3/28/2012 11:53:56 AM
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Want to save big on mobile data? Try Opera Mini 7

By Kevin C. Tofel Mar. 28, 2012, 7:28am PT No Comments


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Opera launched version 7 of its Opera Mini browser for Android on Tuesday, offering users a data savings of up to 90 percent. The company compresses web data and images before delivering the content to a smartphone, which greatly reduces the amount of mobile broadband data used. Mobile browsers that save on data sound good, but if the experience is poor, consumers won’t likely use them. That’s not the case for Opera Mini 7, which I’ve found to be a solid way to surf the mobile web.

Helping to deliver a good experience is support for hardware acceleration in Opera Mini 7 for Android. I’ve found this version to be much faster when rendering pages, zooming and scrolling. In fact, many pages I’ve browsed on Opera Mini 7 open faster — the New York Times is a great example — and allow for quicker navigation than on the native Android browser. That’s impressive as Opera Mini initially launched in 2006; a time one could effectively call the pre-touchscreen smartphone age.





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Opera Mini complements the more robust Opera Mobile client, but the two share a common user interface. That means Opera Mini has most of the same UI features: Speed Dial buttons for favorite sites, tabbed browsing support, pinch-to-zoom, offline reading, and kinetic scrolling. Missing is support for Adobe Flash, so if you need that, don’t ditch your native browser entirely.

Overall, my favorite browser on Android is actually a beta product: Chrome for Android. I highly recommend it, but it’s a different class of browser since everything is processed and rendered on the phone, not by a server in the cloud. But Chrome is only available for Android 4.0 devices, and most Android phones don’t yet, or won’t run, Android 4.0. And it doesn’t save you anything on data usage like Opera Mini 7 does, which is Opera’s big selling point of the browser.

Sure, if you don’t want to have your web browsing activities go through Opera’s servers, this isn’t the product for you. But if you want to cut down on your mobile broadband data use, you can’t go wrong with Opera Mini 7, found in Google Play. Even if you use it for casual browsing to reduce some of your data needs, there’s a benefit. Of course, Opera wouldn’t mind that strategy at all; that’s why it also offers the full-fledged Opera Mobile product and the Opera Link service to sync bookmarks between them.

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From: leochardonne3/28/2012 12:09:04 PM
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Early Snapdragon S4 benchmarks could spell trouble for Tegra 3

By Ryan whitwam

When Nvidia began talking about its next-generation Kal-El chip, the one that would eventually become the Tegra 3, it seemed like 2012 would be Nvidia’s year. Tegra 2 was Nvidia’s first ARM part to gain any real traction, but Tegra 3 was promising to solidify the company’s mobile presence with quad-core power. However, the more news that comes out about Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4, the more it looks like Nvidia might have miscalculated.

HTC’s LTE-packing One X Android phone is due to arrive in a few months, and it will be bringing with it the first Snapdragon S4 system-on-a-chip (SoC). The international HSPA+ version of the phone will have a Tegra 3 inside, but some new benchmarks are making it look like the S4's two cores could be better than Tegra’s four. An AT&T employee who claims to be testing the HTC One X has posted some impressive benchmarks that show the dual-core device soundly beating the Tegra 3.

Quadrant is a benchmark that most Android users should be familiar with by now. This tool measures the raw CPU, I/O, and GPU performance of an ARM chip. The Snapdragon S4 was able to hit a very high score of 4952, whereas the Tegra 3 SoC usually pulls down just shy of 4000. To put things in perspective, the Galaxy Nexus with a TI OMAP4 scores roughly 2200 in Quadrant, and the original Transformer with Tegra 2 gets a little over 2400.



A more real-world test is the Vellamo web benchmark, which runs a device through various scripting and rendering tests. The HTC One X with a Snapdragon S4 attained nearly 2500 in Vellamo, with Tegra 3 scoring less than 1500. Not only is that a huge gap, but it could indicate a real difference in the user experience. A device running a Snapdragon S4 could render web pages faster and scroll more smoothly than one using a Tegra 3. A Galaxy Nexus manages almost 1200, and the first Transformer hits almost 1300. Frankly, the Tegra 3 should be doing better.

The problem here is that Nvidia is emphasizing cores, not architecture. The Tegra 2 SoC used two ARM Cortex-A9 application processor cores, which was standard for the time. In designing the Tegra 3, Nvidia upped the number of cores to four, but kept the 40nm Cortex-A9 architecture. Nvidia did innovate with the 4-Plus-1 “companion core” for low-power computation, but Qualcomm went another way entirely.

Qualcomm has always designed its own ARM cores instead of licensing the architecture from ARM Holdings. The Snapdragon SoCs do license and make use of the same ARM instruction set, though. In Snapdragon S4, Qualcomm shrank its manufacturing process and designed the 28nm Krait core. This part is now showing itself to be incredibly fast, even in a dual-core arrangement.

Krait was built to compete with the next generation Cortex-A15 cores from ARM, not Cortex-A9. Nvidia isn’t getting to A15 until late in 2012. In the meantime, Nvidia will have to do what it does best: schmooze with developers. Nvidia has a lot of experience working with game designers, as evidenced by the great Tegra-only games in the Play Store. Despite not being the fastest part, the Tegra 3 might still play games better than the new Snapdragon.

Nvidia works with developers to tie gaming engines into Tegra at the hardware level. Shadowgun from Madfinger Games might be the most prominent example of this, but many other games simply work better on Tegra chips. It is this experience, especially on tablets, that Nvidia will need to push in 2012 as faster Snapdragon parts start to hit the market.

The other point of view is that benchmarking tools don’t really take advantage of all four cores in Tegra 3 efficiently — but then again, neither do most regular apps. The ultimate test will come later this spring when The HTC One X appears in both Tegra 3 and Snapdragon S4 variants. Then we can compare the two chips running the same software and see how much difference that new ARM architecture really makes.

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To: waitwatchwander who wrote (110765)3/28/2012 12:14:18 PM
From: Jim Mullens
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www, re: BRMC **now** in roughly a third of Samsungs’ smartphones.


I wonder how this number changes if one weights it by sales volume. The noted Galaxy phones can be huge sellers, at least in this neck of the woods.


The “Galaxy” brand comes in many flavors.

Again, the most recently released 40 Samsung devices with release dates extending to June 2012. Count the ones with BRCM CPU’s ….I find **zero**, but some (could be BRCM, but why not note that) have no mfg listed.

This leaves me quite skeptical as to …” Broadcom’s baseband and application processor is ** now **in roughly a third of Samsung’s smartphones

Next exercise,..... . Count the MSMs / Snapdragons. (I get 13)

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From: waitwatchwander3/28/2012 12:21:36 PM
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By 2015, 30% of smart phones are expected to contain a mobile health app, and effectively all smartphones will by 2020. A breath alcohol analyzer app is already on the market for $79. Mobile personal health diagnostics is expected to be a $50B market by 2021.


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From: Bill Wolf3/28/2012 2:05:35 PM
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QCOM: Deutsche Ups Target to $75 on Technology Lead
By Tiernan Ray

Deutsche Bank’s Brian Modoff today reiterates a Buy rating on shares of Qualcomm (QCOM) and raises his price target from $72 to $75, writing that the company is “leading the change in network capabilities” in order to accommodate a thousand-fold increase in wireless traffic by 2020.

Among the initiatives Qualcomm is taking, Modoff notes “Qualcomm is developing a range of new technologies … including enhancements to the LTE [long term evolution] standard, self-organized networks for improved HetNets [heterogeneous networks], and a range of other features.”

Qualcomm’s “share position remains strong at all customers,” Modoff thinks, parsing recent company comments.

Modoff sees competitors who are trying to integrate apps processors and baseband modem chips “in perennial catch-up mode” with Qualcomm, which may “pressure their finances,” he thinks.

Qualcomm shares today are down 67 cents, or 1%, at $67.83.

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From: Bill Wolf3/28/2012 2:10:50 PM
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Apple's New iPad Faces Snags Outside U.S.


By ROBB M. STEWART MELBOURNE, Australia— Apple Inc.'s new iPad faced rising complaints in several countries that it was incompatible with fast fourth-generation cellular networks outside North America.

In Australia, the company agreed to tell consumers more clearly about the tablet computer's capabilities and will head back to court in a fight to retain the iPad's 4G branding. Meanwhile, Sweden's consumer watchdog is considering whether to start an investigation into whether the labeling is misleading.

The issue arises because the frequency bands allocated to run next-generation 4G networks differ from country to country. Apple on its website says, "4G LTE is supported only on AT&T and Verizon networks in the U.S. and on Bell, Rogers, and Telus networks in Canada."

The third version of the iPad went on sale early this month. The Cupertino, Calif., company said it has been its strongest iPad rollout, selling more than three million units world-wide.

Apple on Wednesday reached an agreement with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission to clarify the new iPad's 4G compatibility and will offer to refund early purchasers who believed they had been misled about the iPad's capabilities in the country. Apple lawyers said in Australia Federal Court that the company would take steps to ensure that consumers didn't buy the new iPad mistakenly believing it could connect to Telstra Corp.'s fastest wireless network, which differs from the 4G networks rolled out in the U.S. and Canada.

Colin Golvan, a lawyer for the commission, which initiated the court proceedings, said the watchdog ultimately wants Apple to stop selling the product as "iPad Wi-Fi + 4G." The case has been closely watched in other markets where the iPad is on sale.

In Sweden, one of the few countries in Europe with extensive 4G coverage, the new iPad won't function on 4G networks. The tablet supports the long-term evolution protocol on the 700-megahertz and 2100-megahertz frequencies. But in Sweden, the 700-megahertz band is used for television broadcasts, and the 2100-megahertz band is used for third-generation data traffic. It is unlikely that either will be repurposed for other uses.

Marek Andersson, a lawyer at the Swedish Consumer Agency, said it has received several complaints from consumers over marketing that touts the new iPad as having 4G connectivity. He said the agency is considering starting an investigation.

"One may rightfully ask if the marketing of the new iPad is misleading," Mr. Andersson said. "The question is whether this information is clear enough in Apple's marketing."

The new iPad also is incompatible with 4G networks in Germany, where telecom operators have started to roll out LTE mobile networks in earnest. Consumer organizations said they weren't aware of complaints, however. Apple in Germany declined to say whether the incompatibility had affected sales.

Fourth-generation coverage hasn't rolled out in France, Spain and the U.K., but other regions are affected.

Matthew Wilsher, chief marketing officer for Emirates Telecommunications Corp., said it is "difficult and disappointing" that the new iPad is incompatible with the 4G network in the Mideast. The company, commonly known as Etisalat, in September began 4G services in the United Arab Emirates' major cities. "I'm sure that in the future there will be [Apple] models that have LTE version that works on our LTE network," Mr. Willsher said.

Apple hasn't released the latest iPad in the Mideast, but retailers in the U.A.E. have said gray-market sales have been robust.

In Australia, Judge Mordecai Bromberg set a hearing for May 2. He ordered that Apple add a disclaimer in its stores and on its Australian websites saying: "This product supports very fast cellular networks. It is not compatible with current Australian 4G LTE networks and Wi-Max networks." Apple also will provide displays for third-party stores, email the clarification to customers and offer a refund for anyone in Australia who bought the new iPad 4G before March 28.

The trial is likely to center on whether consumers could have been expected to know that the new iPad wouldn't work on Australia's 4G networks.

"It will be contested by Apple there are in Australia networks that, according to international definitions, are 4G—are properly described as 4G," Apple senior council Paul Anastassiou told the court. "Can you mislead a consumer with a statement that is technically accurate?" Apple said it didn't anticipate that many customers would seek to return their iPads.

Australia's competition commission had wanted Apple to place a sticker on its iPad packaging saying the device is "not compatible with current Australia 4G networks." Apple rejected that request.

Telstra said it has been careful to ensure that customers understand that the new iPad doesn't run on its 4G LTE network in Australia.

In Japan, Softbank Corp. is the only company offering the new iPad, and the company doesn't offer 4G service. Softbank said the company tells customers who purchase the 4G model that they will be using it on a 3G network.

—Gavin Lower in Melbourne, Sven Grundberg in Stockholm and Shereen El Gazzar in Dubai contributed to this article. Write to Robb M. Stewart at robb.stewart@dowjones.com




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From: Bill Wolf3/28/2012 2:14:58 PM
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Nokia to Sell High-End Lumia in China
By LAURIE BURKITT

BEIJING—Finnish phone maker Nokia Corp. is launching sales of its high-end Lumia smartphones in China in a move to gain market share in the world's largest smartphone market and to push forward the troubled company's turnaround.

Nokia will begin selling its Lumia 800C, which runs with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Phone operating system and is supported by mobile carrier China Telecom Corp., in April for 3,599 yuan, or about $570, roughly within the range for a high-end phone in China. In the second quarter, the company will launch the introductory smartphone Lumia 610C to target younger audiences, said Stephen Elop, chief executive of Nokia, at a press event Wednesday in Beijing.

Prices for the 610C haven't yet been set, a Nokia spokeswoman said. The company is also developing phones to work with the other two Chinese networks with which Nokia already has partnerships.

"China is critically important for Nokia," said Mr. Elop, adding that the company is designing phones and partnering with local Internet companies, such as Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd., to develop mobile products specifically for the Chinese market.

The launch kicks off Nokia's effort to offer a smartphone that more easily taps into existing Web platforms, such as social-networking sites and instant-messenger programs. It comes as Nokia races to gain back market share that other companies, such as Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., earned in the past year with more common smartphone software than Nokia's previous Symbian and MeeGo platforms.

China is the world's largest smartphone market by some measures. Research firm Strategy Analytics said deliveries of smartphones to operators and retailers in China totaled 24 million units in the third quarter, compared with 23 million units in the U.S. It said Nokia had the largest smartphone share with 28%, but that Apple and Samsung are closing in fast.

Analysts said offering cheaper Windows phones is key for Nokia's position in China and in its effort to turn around its business. The company also faces stiff competition with Chinese phone makers such as Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp., which offer lower-end handsets with Google Inc.'s Android operating system for less than $200.

The company plans to offer a wide variety of smartphones at various prices to satisfy all consumers, said Colin Giles, executive vice president of Nokia's global sales division.

Analysts caution that Nokia will face a tough time posting strong growth. "Nokia has already missed out on major growth, indicating that the road ahead will be challenging," said Andrew Milroy, head of research at market research firm Frost & Sullivan in Singapore.

Mr. Giles said the industry is still in its infancy in China.

Nokia aims to attract Chinese consumers by offering them exclusive applications and services, such as free downloads for popular videogames, like "Fruit Ninja," and a year's worth of unlimited free music streaming.

In the second quarter, the company also will launch two other Lumia phones, the 710 and 900, in the market, Mr. Giles said.

A major marketing blitz, including television and digital advertising, is planned within the coming months to stir interest in the phone.

"We have a challenger mind-set," Mr. Giles said. "We believe all we need to do is get customers' hands on the phone and they will see why they want it."

Write to Laurie Burkitt at laurie.burkitt@wsj.com

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From: leochardonne3/28/2012 2:28:02 PM
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Qualcomm Dual-Core Beats Huawei Quad-Core in 720p: Surprised?
By Theo Valic
Few days ago, we were surprised to see Huawei's K3V2 quad-core powered superphone walking all over the competition. Today, a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 did just that in Basemark ES 2.0 Taji benchmark.

As the name goes, this benchmark is focused on the GPU performance, but it was surprising to see that Huawei's quad-core managed to handily beat players such as NVIDIA Tegra 3, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Samsung Exynos and so on.

Hisilicon, a chip company started by Huawei used a built-in 16-core Hisilicon Super-GPU and it did not look like it had the potential to beat established players, but that's exactly what happened. We did a bit of digging and it doesn't look like Hisilicon is a completely new player, rather a modified licensed Vivante design. Vivante is a company lead by Wei-Jin Dai, while Hisilicon is a Huawei's company.

he glory days lasted for 12 days, though. Qualcomm's new MSM8960, a 28nm chip based on Krait (custom version of the Coretex-A9/15) and equipped with the latest Adreno GPU (Adreno 225) managed to barely beat Huawei's K3V2. Adreno 225 doesn't come with 16 cores as Hisilicon does, but it still had enough horsepower to beat the "super GPU".

Rightware's PowerBoard shows that Qualcomm's chip was the core of Pantech Vega LTE IM-A830 SKY phone, while Huawei was powering an in-house phone, the Ascend D quad XL. And as you can see in the picture below, the new dual-core, Adreno 225 powered Snapdragon SOC is beating a quad-core, Hisilicon powered H3V2.


Pantech Dual-Core phone is beating Huawei's Quad-Core. Or to put things in GPU perspective, a Dual-Core GPU is beating a 16-core "Super GPU"
Even though we are still in the early days, it seems to us that the battle for the best smartphone/tablet chipset vendor is only heating up. Luckily, there are tools to benchmark just how fast can those phones go.



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