HTC prepares quad-core smartphone for 2012
Beastly blower bad for battery?
HTC is preparing an onslaught in the mobile marketplace by launching the first quad-core handset in 2012.
The Taiwanese manufacturer is reportedly preparing to release the HTC Edge next year, a smartphone with a 1.5GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, PocketNow reports.
According to "reliable sources", the HTC Edge will land with a 4.7in display and 1GB of Ram. It is expected to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich too, and HTC Sense 4.0.
It'll be interesting to see the effect a quad-core processor has on battery life, but nevertheless, it could certainly be one brawny blower.
The Edge will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress at the end of February 2012, apparently. We eagerly await its successor, the Bono. Or is that the iPhone 5? ®
Re: "so what exactly am i missing?"
A shift key?
oh I geddit
Rule of t'internets #57
The "feature" which the competitor introduces: be it a better camera, larger memory, bigger screen, or faster processor is utterly, utterly pointless
...until your favorite brand matches or beats it, in which case it becomes an essential "must have"
Still not as powerful as the 8-core tegra 1!
Now THAT was a beast. 8 cores, and it was in microsoft's zune (remember that? No, me neither.) At least that was claimed at the time - it turned out that the 8 cores included things like the power management controller, the memory controller, and the big fat controller. Oh, and one small, underpowered CPU core.
I stopped looking at specs back then, all that matters is how well it runs actual software and how useful it is as a phone (and yes battery life is right at the top of that particular list!)
And it never existed, at least "properly" until your favourite brand did it.
a saddle bag to carry it in and a two handled dynamo crank handle to keep it charged.
Marketed as the first fitness phone requiring hand cranking every 7 minutes in use it 12 minutes on standby.