Here are some highlights from CES that caught my eye:
- Qualcomm’s Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon 8X72 chipset is due by end of 2010, says Slashgear.
- There was an appearance of a Dell Mini 5, an Android-powered 5in “entertainment” slate, reports PC Pro.
- Intel prepping an x86-based system-on-a-chip: “the so-called ‘Tolapai’ unit will be based on Pentium M architecture, and pack 256KB of L2 cache and support for DDR 2 memory, along with a full compliment of integrated connectivity options, including PCI Express, USB, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet, RS-232 and a cellular link,” writes Engadget.
- As Intel competition, we write alot about AMD, and sometime about ARM, but here’s an MSI story – the MSI 10-inch Android tablet was demoed running with an Nvidia Tegra chipset, reports Engadget.
- One to note for posterity, maybe (like the developer-facing Intel Atom Processor Developer Program): the launch of Intel’s consumer-facing AppUp Center (Beta) – an app store for netbok computers.
- An appearance of the Lenovo Skylight Smartbook, the processor for which comes is ARM rather than Atom. It is due out in Spring 2010, states PC Pro.
- The Android x86 LiveCD, which lets you run Android on your desktop, reports Engadget.