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Old 12-13-2010, 11:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: RIM's BlackBerry hits a technical crossroad

RIM acquired a Canadian company, called QNX in April, which makes a multicore-compatible operating system. That QNX software powers the PlayBook and will drive future multicore smartphones from RIM, Lazaridis said.

Meanwhile, better-reviewed smartphones rely on other types of technology. Apple developed a 1-gigahertz processor called the A4 that powers the iPhone 4 and iPad. The Nexus S from Google and Samsung Electronics uses a snappy, 1-gigahertz chip called Hummingbird. The BlackBerry Torch has a sluggish 624 megahertz at its heart.
First off Apple did NOT develop a Ghz cpu called A4 ... Apple purchased a company called Intrinsity whom co-developed this with Samsung [the latter using the product, all licensing went to intrinsity]. Apple simply gave it a marketing NAME ... just like they did with the PowerPC "consumer" cpu from the Motorola-Apple-IBM collaboration; G2/G3/G4/G5. You all remember those RISC cpu's that where very efficient with code for years until Intel and AMD caught up with lower cycles per thread processed for more power/efficiency? Odd how are mobile cpu's for smartphones and tablets run in RISC based cpu's and not the CISC based like our desktops/laptops/servers do today.

So when other company's from those widely hated in the press use a cpu that is powerful its either "developed" or "uses" - even if they purchased the technology by buying a company that developed it, just the same as the hated company "RIM". I guess its just too much that a Canadian company has something better in the next revolution of mobile computing than the current ooh's and aaah's in the smartphone realm.

To be honest I really think either Dan Dodge or that guy that showed off the PlayBook to boygenius should've been interviewed to highlight the PlayBook at AllThingsD - DipDive.

I'm actually hoping that an eloquent seriously powerful, robust in build quality, and very slim, along with the BEST power efficiency in battery life USING that power comes from RIM using QNX/Flash/C++/Java/etc and blows the competition away next Summer 2011.
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