1. bear_lx's Avatar
    Windows phone 8 Nokia Devices to use dual-core ST-Ericsson chip

    STMicroelectronics’ have announced that Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 are expected late next year, and it will be using ST-Ericsson Novathor U8500 smartphone platform. This platform consists of a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and an ARM Mali 400 GPU.

    According to the Forbes :

    The first ST-Ericsson chipset that will appear in a Nokia Windows Phone is the U8500, a sophisticated dual-core system-on-a-chip that has been favorably compared to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon line because it offers multiple wireless technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a fast, built-in HSPA+ modem, all in a compact format. Later Nokia Windows Phones – the company is planning to release 12 Windows Phone devices over the course of 2012 – will run on future versions of the U8500, said Bozotti.

    According to the U8500 specs ,it is designed to run high quality next generation phones. Some of its features are :

    Full HD 1080p camcorder, multiple codecs supported
    (H264 HP, VC-1, MPEG-4)
    High-resolution, touchscreen display support up to WXGA
    Simultaneous dual display support up to dual XGA
    High performance 3D graphics
    Dual camera support with Integrated ISP 20 Mpixel and 5 Mpixel
    Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM enabled platform
    Built-in USB 2.0, HDMI out
    Support for multiple operating systems
    Optional support for mobile TV standards
    Highly efficient, low-power ARM dual Cortex™- A9 processor
    Dual multimedia DSP for low-power, flexible media processing
    High-bandwidth LP-DDR2 interface
    ARM Mali™ 400 GPU and NEONCPU extensions
    State-of-the-art HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) Release 7 modem
    Unique audio architecture with a wide range of audio codecs supported
    Advanced power saving architecture enabling class-leading audio and video playback times
    With lots of rumors and info for Windows phone 7.5 mango updates coming up which are highly attractive , what more can Microsoft think off with Windows phone 8 ?? Lets wait to check that out.!

    sounds wicked cool...
    07-27-2011 05:45 PM
  2. jogabonitos's Avatar
    any source please?
    07-27-2011 05:58 PM
  3. Michael-Dallas's Avatar
    There is some truth to that...

    07-27-2011 06:12 PM
  4. jaded skies's Avatar
    Isn't "Tango" coming before Apollo?
    07-27-2011 08:35 PM
  5. Luisraul924's Avatar
    Isn't "Tango" coming before Apollo?
    it's been rumored, yes.
    07-27-2011 08:38 PM
  6. bear_lx's Avatar
    any source please?
    here is the source, with a blueprint of future phones chipsets
    Windows phone 8 Nokia Devices to use dual-core ST-Ericsson chip | Windows 8
    07-28-2011 09:09 AM
  7. hardrock1a's Avatar
    Wow... love the sounds of this chip, the only thing I don't see there that is probably not really an issue, I don't see that it supports SSD's, I am sure that it probably does. (it would be stupid if it didn't)

    Next gen phones (Apollo) need to come with at least 64GB SSD IMO.
    07-28-2011 09:30 AM
  8. selfcreation's Avatar
    i like the Due core rumors!
    07-28-2011 10:59 AM