windows 8 "apollo" next?


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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 NEON?CPU 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...


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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.

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