Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Feb 2010.
I saw a video of a demonstration from Marvell where they were simultaneously streaming 1080p video to an external monitor while playing a 3d game that looked half decent on a reference handset, and another demo where they were playing 6 HD videos rendered onto 3d objects on screen.
Devices based on this look pretty damn awesome for something that fits in your pocket.
Lol, I don't think my current desktop could do that
**** Snapdragon, I want this.
Personally I would like to see less of the 'look at the games you can now play on your phone' and more battery life,better reception locking and 3.5G everywhere other than in major town areas. I find that these gimmicks are just that, When you get to actually try it the product feels like a downgrade compared to my PC(or even my PSP). When are these manufacturing companies going to realise that when it comes to entertainment, bigger is better, that's why my TV keeps getting bigger and my PC keeps getting more powerful. It is great that I can view my emails and do a quick search of the news on my phone but HD is for a big screen and when does a mobile pocket phone stop being such and starts to become a PDA/handheld gaming console that needs a carry case with chargerfor when it dies within 4 hours. Rant over.
How does this compare to the Nvidia Tegra? Or is it a completely different playing field?
1080p on a tiny smartphone screen? Why does this strike me as a waste of pixels?
Whoops. I should actually read the article properly before I post. Though I'm not really sure why you'd want to hook one up to a tv screen. I use mine to make telephone calls.
When I wore a lad, a mobile phone used to just be a mobile phone!
I'm sorry but I still haven't been swayed by the smartphone brigade especially the iPhoney. I only picked up the HTC Touch Diamond2 because it was a free upgrade and it works fine as a phone and an alternative internet connection for my netbook through bluetooth.
Anyone else think these gimmicks are a waste of time and money for most users? Or am I just a grumpy ald tw@t! an honest opinion would be nice!
well they still make regular handsets (non-smartphones) so there is still a choice if you like me just want a friggin phone.
While this sounds great on paper, how many people are actually going to store 1080p shows/videos on their phone and then play it over HDMI? I mean thats... 4 movies (assuming a 16gb card and a certain Bluray release team). Or you could carry around a laptop and just play your movies from there over HDMI.
This is exciting news. ARM is a great platform and Intel are justifiably worried. While Atom is a good x86 CPU it's not as power efficient. As general use computing heads more and more away from the desktop and more on to mobile devices (laptops... netbooks... smartphones) with Cloud-based storage solutions, I'm looking forward to the day when I can carry my mobile phone around and just hot-plug it with any screen, keyboard and mouse wherever I am. Even better: wireless screen/keyboard/mouse Truly mobile computing. To think of this technology as 'just for phones' only, is really missing the bigger picture, IMHO.
I had my Touch Diamond stolen about two months ago, so I picked up a cheap (£40-ish) Sony Ericsson thing as a stopgap (still have about 10 months to run on my contract). About the only thing I am missing from a touchscreen smartphone is the higer speed data access. Even that's not really a problem: GPRS is fine for Facebook on the go, and I have a netbook with HSPA built in for when I want faster speeds. What I am enjoying however is the 4/5 day battery life I get, as opposed to just 1 day with the Diamond, and the simplicity. Sure my Diamond had loads of functionality but now I think about it, most of it was gimmicky and useless.
Best phone I've ever had! Amazing state of the art features like text messages and colour screen make your phones feel ancient! No but really, a 10 day battery and small form factor really make it ideal!
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