CES 2010, first X86 phone!!!! LG GW990

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CES 2010, first X86 phone!!!! LG GW990

Postby alkarl » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:18 am

first X86 phone running intel's Moorestown CPU under Moblin OS (linux);
http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/07/lg-gw990-hands-on

this would mean desktop's applications running natively on a phone :shock:
Game Over ?? what do you think ??
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Re: CES 2010, first X86 phone!!!! LG GW990

Postby i900frenchaddict » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:40 am

512MB RAM

They should have increased it a little, I wonder how much free ram remains once the OS is started, but excepted this, it's a really interesting device indeed!

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Re: CES 2010, first X86 phone!!!! LG GW990

Postby alkarl » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:27 am

Intel and Microsoft have always been close partners so,
what i am expecting, and looking forward to, is a Windows Mobile 7 running on X86 architecture,
unlocking a huge legacy of applications on phones,
or should i say very compact MIDs with phone as an option,
for me such an option would be stripped anyway, i would't want to leak precious battery juice on some pointless chat.

this will kill iphone and android for sure, the best part btw :)
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Re: CES 2010, first X86 phone!!!! LG GW990

Postby CloudStrife86 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:19 pm

Very promising, but does anyone else think the shape is strange? why go for a really long and thin device, when they could have made it a bit shorter but wider than it is? I just looks unnatural, like phone equivalent of a stretch limo.
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Re: CES 2010, first X86 phone!!!! LG GW990

Postby alkarl » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:57 pm

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Re: CES 2010, first X86 phone!!!! LG GW990

Postby D69K » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:14 am

does that mean we can have smartphones with a real os like win xp ??
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Re: CES 2010, first X86 phone!!!! LG GW990

Postby alkarl » Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:37 am

info on Moblin are scarce and hard to fetch (irc),
some clues here:
http://www.moblinzone.com/top_stories/8 ... nd_Growing
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Re: CES 2010, first X86 phone!!!! LG GW990

Postby ukbreakbeat » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:22 pm

What The Funk!?!?

That looks great!


Reminds me about the MIU HDPC that has been "coming soon" for many years:

http://www.pocketables.net/2009/07/miu- ... lease.html

I know that PSION (remember them?) are going to release a new portable soon aswell... ive actually handled the prototype and it is like a cross between a UMPC and a smartphone.

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Re: CES 2010, first X86 phone!!!! LG GW990

Postby i900frenchaddict » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:50 pm

Do they provide the atomic battery required to have it at leat one full day away from its charger?
:roll:

I definitly think the technology to run avery CPU in a "phone size" device is ready, but the battery are not, or too big.
When I see the battery life of my TG01 or HD2, I wonder how much power these future devices will consume

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Re: CES 2010, first X86 phone!!!! LG GW990

Postby alkarl » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:40 am

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In 2010, the second-generation Atom known as Moorestown will debut. This time around, Intel focused on reducing idle power, and the new chip set is just as good as an ARM-compatible processor at doing nothing.

Unfortunately, Moorestown needs about 1.4 W to actually run applications. The new Atom also requires two or even three chips to match the feature set of today’s smart-phone processors. It is too hot and bulky for most smart-phone designs, but it will be used in larger devices such as mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and tablet computers.

Intel’s progress shows that the x86 instruction set is less of a problem than previously thought. Moorestown’s power is high, but its performance is higher than that of most mobile processors. As other vendors strain to match Atom using dual-CPU ARM designs running at 1.0 GHz or faster, their designs are exceeding 1.0 W, approaching the power level of Moorestown. Thus, at this extreme level of performance, ARM-based processors and Atom seem to require similar power.

simple, battery will have to follow if it's bulkier, it's okey, we are not "smurfs", we can manage.
i am not especially thinking about a phone here, just a highly useable handheld.
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