Sources: Intel, VentureBeat, AnandTech
quote: Later in H1 2013 (like Q2 2013), it will release a new modem -- the XMM 7260 -- that will bump LTE to Category 6, with support for 300 Mbps carrier aggregation boosted downlink speeds. The new LTE chipset is paired with a SMARTi 45 transceiver chip die to offer single-chip (multi-die) carrier aggregation (CA). The bad news is that the new modem will still be stuck at 20 nm.
quote: Intel's slides discuss something called "contra-revenue". According to Russ Fischer of Seeking Alpha, this means that Intel will hand out tens of millions of "sample" chipsets -- gifts of sorts to tablet OEMs to encourage adoption.
quote: Why does the best player in the game need to resort to this?