Alright guys, i wanted to say that since ive seen people say that the processor for the new 8703e is indeed the MSM6500, which i dont know if it's "fact" and true, but we'll have to just have one of you guys who got theirs already confirm, then we got some serious concerns. Besides, since mine is still on the way (and hopefully delivered later today) , i will have to rely on you guys to help me out so we can get to the bottom of what's what and what's really inside.
I've been digging around and doing some research to see what's the whole jist about the MSM6500 chipset, and while it seems good, i think the possible upgrade in the future to revision A is in jeopordy. Since the Qualcom chips have freescale's ARM core inside , mainly codenamed "Jazelle" for the java stuff, there are some variations of the ARM core. MSM6500 contains the "ARM926EJ-S" core, which is a 266 MHzxxx8211;350 MHz/133 MHz speed processor. So FYI, this is either a bit slower or faster than the actual Xscale processor intel is using. I noticed on the PDF i have, there's another core named "ARM1136JF-S" which is a 532 MHzxxx8211;665 MHz/133 MHz processor !!!! Though i highly doubt the new 8073e's have them, it would be good to know and hopefully later down the line, if Qualcomm can add these cores to their exsisting MSM line. Plus it has a unified cache core of 128k! alot to PDA/phone processor terms! Anyways, back to what i was getting at, the MSM chip series is a multifaceted chipset, so the chip can handle other functions. In Qualcom's site, this is a "multimedia" chipset/processor able to handle other functions. heh, very interesting if you read, the chipset is capable of handling other functions including "camera" and "video" codec processing.
So here is a link on more about the "MSM6500" MSM6500 Chipset Solution
You can confirm that it has the ARM926EJ-S core labeled, straight from the horses mouth
Now here is "freescale's" specs on the core itself (note it's pdf) http://www.freescale.com/files/32bit...speed%20MHz%22
and now here is some more info that will wet your whistle. A side by side comparison of the chipsets qualcom uses. It seems that the 8707 is reportedly, which i m not sure, if someone can confirm, uses the MSM6250?
here is the comparison link Chipset Comparison Tool
try comparing the MSM6500 (multimedia) to the MSM6800 (enhanced)
Now here is where the PROBLEM is ... but i will say GOOD news!
Notice that there is NO bullet point in Rev. A . so if assuming that there is the MSM6500 in the 8703e, then when Verizon upgrades, guess what, we're stuck at regular EVDO rev. 0 , but all is not loss. 2.4Mbps is still good enough, it seems that Rev. A just bumps it up a little at 3.1Mbps, though us elitists and power hungry gadget whores would want the top speed.
on a related note, for those who are SPRINT junkies, youll have to pray that since sprint is ready to dump Rev. A next year, that they better get a different 8700 series, or just hope that both the verizon and Sprint have better than processors than the MSM6500, but if it's true from what everyone is assuming, then there might be a problem for sprint customers anticipating REV. A speeds as well. (hint hint, 8800 Gamma ray series release???!!! maybe?)
here is the link of the MSM6500 and MSM6800 comparison Chipset Comparison Tool
But , also check it out! you know those rumors of our beloved CDMA hybrid GSM globetrotter?
well well, it seems both Processors supports GSM and GPRS functions.
check out there press release 4 years ago stating it! QUALCOMM Press Center - QUALCOMM's MSM6500 Multimedia Single-Chip Solution Enables High-Performance Multimode Handsets Supporting CDMA2000 1X, 1xEV-DO and GSM/GPRS
Well Well Well.
And with the Rumors of Camera's and other good stuff, fear not our BB brethren, so long as RIM doesn't screw it up on how to prepare this stuff, i can safely say we can see alot of new BB's on the horizon, especially with these chipsets i think i can safe to say, is great anyways, and hey, i know it's not Intel xscale stuff anyways, but as long as the BB can work and do the job, i think i don't mind at all. Mind you , Laz said 3 years in the making for pearl? i can believe it now if they use these chips with these capabilites, though im not sure if the pearl is using a "intel" or not, likewise, i know whichever chip they were using, they had functions within the chip or the resrouces to work on it. And probably working on something right now as we speak! (lol our nirvana blackberry of a Camera/wifi/UMTS/EVDO/QWERTY Multimedia bb! kekekek
BTW for some wet whistle fun
check out the MSM7600 convergence chip. all i have to say is "convergence"
you'll pee in your pants with the possabilities of a type of phone that can come out of that processor!
Well i hope that can shed some light on the processor front. Just need you guys to help out what processor is in that damn thing! and maybe help us out on what/why it may run sluggish (i.e. code or chipset design,etc.). I aint no einstein in processing and wireless engineering, but hey, there has to be a reason why! (and if we do find out it's intel, i can do a post on what i find about the processor!) Lets just hope too that they messed up by putting a 5 in the 6x00 number and meant MSM6800
lol i wish! hahah but we'll just have to confirm...