Items tagged with OMAP

Microsoft's tablet strategy (or complete lack thereof) has drawn significant criticism, but the rumor mill suggests the manufacturer may take unprecedented steps to establish itself as a player in this space. DigiTimes, quoting unspecified industry sources, claims Microsoft may build and market its own tablet. MS is allegedly cooperating with Texas Instruments to design and market the device and plans to compete against its own industry partners. If true, it wouldn't be the first time Microsoft has tossed its hat into the hardware ring, but the company's track record in this area is anything but... Read more...
While desktop and notebook CPU platforms are certainly getting faster and faster, it's the mobile realm that is really on a hot streak when it comes to innovation. The Atrix 4G actually has a dual-core CPU in it; even some laptops a few years ago lacked that! The race for faster, smarter and more power efficient is in top gear in the mobile space, and Texas Instruments is battling with Samsung, Apple and a host of others. The company's newest offering goes toe-to-toe with Snapdragon and ARM chips, with the OMAP 5 platform promising to "transform the concept of mobile." TI is hoping to make a platform... Read more...
Business users who want instant-on access to productivity tools without having to boot into the operating system will be interested in Dell's latest Latitude ON | FLASH offering. This optional memory module can boot up a computer in seconds. As the latest addition to the Latitude ON family, Latitude ON | FLASH runs on a special flash memory module that snaps into an internal mini-card slot on supported systems. The original Latitude ON is an OMAP-based add-in card that delivers instant access and all day battery life for business users of select notebooks. This latest addition fits in the middle... Read more...