Unitone at China Sourcing Fair

Posted by – October 12, 2012

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$27 iPhone5-clone on Java by Punud

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JZH at China Sourcing Fair

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E-Fair at China Sourcing Fair

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BLUBOO at China Sourcing Fair

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Newtone MT6577 Smartphone

Posted by – October 12, 2012

They are showing the Single-core MT6575 but they are updating to MT6577 this month selling for about $115 with a 4.3" qHD screen.

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Hong Kong video-blogging coming up!

Posted by – October 12, 2012

I have arrived in Hong Kong to video-blog extensively here at the HKTDC fair the whole week and then 5 days in Shenzhen from 17-22nd October.

I'll look for awesome new Rockchip RK3066, new 28nm RK3100 series, Allwinner Quad-core, MediaTek MT6577, MT6589 Quad-core, i.MX6 Quad-core, new ST-Ericsson, Renesas, VIA and much more.

If you have any tips for awesome new devices and companies that I should video-blog here at the Hong Kong fairs then in Shenzhen, please let me know here in the comments, to my email charbax@gmail.com or call me to my Hong Kong mobile number +852 9555 7482

$69 i.MX6 Wandboard development board

Posted by – October 3, 2012

http://wandboard.org is launching this new $69 (single-core) and $89 (dual-core, with wifi/bluetooth) Freescale i.MX6 Solo/Dual based ARM Cortex-A9 development board. They say they start shipping around the middle of November. No word yet if there's going to be a quad-core i.MX6 Quad version also.

Read more about it at http://wandboard.org

Qualcomm releases quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 in MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q

Posted by – October 2, 2012

Qualcomm announces their new entry-level 45nm ARM SoC for entry-level smartphones, it features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 design, with Adreno 203 GPU, DDR2 support, up to 1280x720 resolution smartphone screens support. It's sampling in Q4 2012 and is to be shipped in entry-level smartphones starting in Q1 2013, the MSM8225Q is for HSDPA and the MSM8625Q is for CDMA.

Source: qualcomm.com
Found via: xbitlabs.com

Rockchip’s 28nm HKMG RK31xx processor is sampling

Posted by – September 25, 2012

EEtimes published this Interview with Rockchip's vice president Feng Chen about the status of the Chinese ARM Processor industry:

Here are some quotes:

By volume, the Android tablet sector has grown to an estimated 80 million units, outpacing the 75 million iPads sold by Apple thus far, according to estimates by Rockchip vice president Feng Chen.

At the beginning of 2012, the target price of a 7-inch capacitive screen media tablet featuring Cortex-A8 was $99. That price has since dropped to around $65, due largely to Allwinner

"now, as end-product cycles get shorter, we do everything from designing a chip to developing a board and software that goes around the hardware -- literally within a couple of months,” he explained. In March, for example, Rockchip started to design its RK3066, a dual-core Cortex A9 chip with a quad-core Mali-400 GPU. By April, it hustled to showcase sample tablets based on the chip at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair. By May, the company began shipping the new apps processor to its customers.

RF31xx is a dual core Cortex A9 product designed for tablets and smartphones. Using Globalfoundries' high-k 28-nm process, “we can reduce cost, gain performance, but most importantly, we will reduce power consumption for tablets,” said Chen. “This gives us a better chance for competing against MediaTek,” which uses TSMC's more conservative process node.

Read the whole article at http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4397038/China-fabless--Worldwide-table-war-rocks-Rockchip-