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Intel's Shane Wall rails ARM as a blight on smartphones

Intel has never been shy about slamming its main competitors in the various markets that it has a presence. Intel talks itself up as it talks down rival AMD in the computer CPU environment and rival mobile CPU maker ARM gets much the same treatment.

Intel is picking on what it calls the slow iPhone, but is fast to point out that the slowness isn’t Apple's fault. This caveat is no doubt to placate Apple and its iPhone business, which Intel undoubtedly covets. According to Intel's Shane Wall, the problem with the iPhone is its processor which is based on ARM technology.

Wall said, "Any sort of application that requires any horse power at all and the iPhone struggles." Wall maintains that Apple did a good job tackling the mobile Internet and achieved massive buzz for its iPhone thanks to Jobs' deity-like ability to sell products.

The iPhone wasn't alone in being panned by Wall who believes that the ARM processor is blight on smartphones in general. Wall said, "The smartphone of today is not very smart. The problem they have today is they use ARM."

Wall continued to rail on ARM claiming that if you want to run the "full" internet, you are going to need to run an Intel-architecture processor. Ironically, Intel used to make an entire line of ARM-based processors that it sold to Marvell in 2006.

The writing between the lines here is that a "real" internet experience will only be available on devices running CPU's like the Intel Atom or the Moorestown architecture. Many who have used an iPhone can say the internet experience on the iPhone stands head and shoulders above the competition – that is unless you need to use Flash.



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RE: Sounds like
By retrospooty on 10/22/2008 11:54:37 AM , Rating: 3
Ya... Intel criticizing other CPU's is like McCain criticizing Obama... Its expected, and totally transparent. Next up - Steve Balmer thinks Windows is superior to Mac and Ford thinks they are better than Toyota.


RE: Sounds like
By Grast on 10/22/2008 12:49:19 PM , Rating: 1
McCain criticizing Obama is not transparent. Obama is a socialist and extremely left leaning liberal. While you might agree with the left liberal opinion. I personally do not. Simply because you disagree with another person's point of view does not mean that view is incorrect, transparent, or with out value. Value is specifically based on point of view. To quote Star War's, neither party is lieing "from a certian point of view".

I digress and on to the topic. Intel sold the ARM process to Marvel. Intel is tring to hype their ATOM processor. While not a bad product, it does have failures. As such, the goal of any good ad man is to distract by pointing at the failures of other products.

Later...


RE: Sounds like
By retrospooty on 10/22/2008 7:21:34 PM , Rating: 1
Wow... I was mainly referring to it as transparent because its all he does is attack. He has zero to say about himself, just attack attack attack (which is pretty much his foreign policy too LOL). Its obvious to liberals and conservatives alike that its a negative attack based campaign. If you cant at least see that, than you are far too partisaned, and need to open your eyes. Also, Obama is not a socialist, he is an American and a Democrat. Removing Bush's tax custs on the rich is NOT socialism.


RE: Sounds like
By zombiexl on 10/22/2008 9:11:38 PM , Rating: 2
First of all you obviously don't know sh!t about the bush tax cut, except for what the dems have kept saying. The cut was across the board and everyone pays less taxes (and even more people pay no tax at all).

He does not just want to kill that tax cut, but he wants to tax people who are successful and give people who pay 0 in taxes even more money as a "refund". That is where people get that he's a socialist/Marxist. That is just the beginning of his socialist plans.

Before you refer to someone else as a partisan i suggest you do a little reading on your own and dig up the facts for yourself.


RE: Sounds like
By retrospooty on 10/23/2008 9:29:07 AM , Rating: 2
I've got the facts buddy. He's got my vote, my support, and according to the latest polls, a 10% lead.

Enjoy the election =)


RE: Sounds like
By Grast on 10/23/2008 11:55:11 AM , Rating: 2
When you lose your job because your company can no longer afford to pay medical and social programs supported by your candidate, good choice.

When you house continues to lose it value because of your candidates social agenda and policies, good choice.

Agreement: I do agree with you that McCain is leading with a negative campain. That is my disgrement with my candidate. I think he should be directly showing how Obama is amateur with no understanding of personal responsiblity and economic policy.

<attack> The problem with you is that you have gotten used to living off of my tax dollars. what is wrong not smart enough or too lazy to get an education and make something of your self. OR are one of those which really stepped on everyone and everthing to get were you are and you are now having a crisis of conscience. <attack>

I just wanted you to know when I was being respectful and attacking you personally, sorry about the personal attack.


RE: Sounds like
By retrospooty on 10/23/2008 5:28:26 PM , Rating: 2
Lose my job? I hate to break this to you, but starting in 2000, the republicans had the Oval office and both the house and senate for 6 straight years. Thier policies took our economy into the toilet. How can you possibly say that Obama's plan wont work? Republicans have ZERO room to talk about the economy. We tried it thier way and failed miserably.

Obama wants only to eliminate the Bush tax cuts on the rich, and go back to the way it was under CLinton... Remember, prosperity?


RE: Sounds like
By we3d on 10/23/2008 5:08:26 AM , Rating: 1
As a socialist and extremely left leaning liberal, let me reassure you that Obama is not.

He keeps voting for the war, he voted for Bush's telecom immunity, he voted for the latest expansion of copyright powers, refuses to impeach Bush for torture, etc... Some of these things, even McCain wasn't fool enough to vote for. Let's face it, all you get with Obama is the chance to "HOPE" that, as president, he's not going to be as conservative as he was in the Senate.

McCain criticizing Obama is just as silly as Obama critizing McCain. Dang Republocrats are all the same.

Remaining on topic, I'd agree about atom. It's a nice chip and all, but it's not in the same league as ARM. I mean have you seen TI's latest ARM based processor? Its got got a Cortex core with a high speed DSP and built in PowerVR graphics accelerator, usb, audio, SD/SDIO, all in one chip. I will note that Intels chipset designed for the Atom is using either the same PowerVR core, or a slightly faster one.


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