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Acer Reportedly Planning Intel-Based Smartphone

By - Source: Taipei Times | B 3 comments

Acer vice president seemingly confirms likelihood of a smartphone containing an Intel Atom chip.

As has been the case with Motorola, Orange, Lenovo, Lava and ZTE, Acer could release a smartphone based on an Intel Atom chip.

According to a report from Taipei Times, Acer is planning to create a phone that delivers an Intel chip. CNET further learned from a source familiar with Intel and Acer's plans that there is a good chance of an Intel-based Acer handset initially launching in Asia.

"I think there is the chance [of seeing that happen]," Acer vice president Peter Shieh told reporters when asked about the Intel-based smartphone.

An Acer official added that "Intel is a more familiar partner to us because we have been working together in the PC sector for a long time."

Acer has already launched six new smartphones in Taiwan this year alone. One such device is the CloudMobile S500, a 4.3-inch model powered by a Qualcomm chip.

 

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    CaedenV , October 19, 2012 2:17 PM
    those intel atom phone chips are amazing! I saw the first benchmarks of them this last week and they are way ahead of the competition for CPU compute power. The power usage is not bad either, though it could stand to lose a little weight if they want to get into lower end phones that do not come with a large battery.

    Of course there is 1 particular reason why the Intel phones are not making a big impact so far: Graphics! The graphics package they are using is at least 2 gens behind everyone else! It is truly appalling. Hopefully they will have a decent GPU package (of their own this time) when they get to the 22nm shrink next year.

    Personally I would love to have some sort of x86 dock-able phone device that can run all of my x86 software, but still somehow use it as a phone. I am not thinking that it would be so much a matter of running desktop apps on the phone itself as much as being able to have a dock, and when the dock in active then the phone becomes the start screen, and the dock monitor has the desktop... but surly this will not happen for another few years yet at the earliest. But it would be cool if it ever did!
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    phatboe , October 19, 2012 5:47 PM
    Iitel's Atom Soc aren't selling well because they use up to much power it has nothing to do with graphics
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    ojas , October 20, 2012 7:10 AM
    caedenvthose intel atom phone chips are amazing! I saw the first benchmarks of them this last week and they are way ahead of the competition for CPU compute power. The power usage is not bad either, though it could stand to lose a little weight if they want to get into lower end phones that do not come with a large battery.Of course there is 1 particular reason why the Intel phones are not making a big impact so far: Graphics! The graphics package they are using is at least 2 gens behind everyone else! It is truly appalling. Hopefully they will have a decent GPU package (of their own this time) when they get to the 22nm shrink next year.Personally I would love to have some sort of x86 dock-able phone device that can run all of my x86 software, but still somehow use it as a phone. I am not thinking that it would be so much a matter of running desktop apps on the phone itself as much as being able to have a dock, and when the dock in active then the phone becomes the start screen, and the dock monitor has the desktop... but surly this will not happen for another few years yet at the earliest. But it would be cool if it ever did!

    Power usage isn't too bad, i can get about 2 days of it (1 day worst case and 3 days best case), but i'm only a moderate phone user. It discharges about 1% per hour on standby at the most. Should have still been a bit bigger. Problems with the phone are:
    1. No user replaceable battery
    2. No microSD card slot
    3. Heats up like nuts.
    4. 1080p recording sucks.

    As far as the graphics is concerned, yes it is weak...but i don't really know where this matters...as in i can play games pretty smoothly, so i'm not sure where the GPU is really taxed after a point in mobile devices. But i really don't play mobile games so i dunno.

    Your vision is the future, i think :D 

    phatboeIitel's Atom Soc aren't selling well because they use up to much power it has nothing to do with graphics

    Troll.