Microsoft Launching Intel-Powered Windows Phones in Early 2016
A Surface phone powered by an Intel SoC? Yes, please
According to WindowsCentral, Microsoft already has a smartphone in the works which will be equipped with an Intel chipset:
“We have already seen what Continuum for phones brings when Microsoft’s next flagships launch this fall. However, what about going further? Someone asked me about 'Intel-powered phones' and if I thought they were coming.
“I can now answer you: yes, early next year. Microsoft does have an Intel plan in the works. Would that make a good use of the Surface brand once you have an x86 phone that can be a true computer?”
Today, another piece of the puzzle has been revealed, which supports the above statement. It looks like Windows 10 Mobile already features support for Intel Atom x3 processor series, also known as SoFIA, WMPU reports.
A screenshot taken from the Microsoft.PhoneFM.xml configuration file in Windows 10 Mobile shows that Intel's SoFIA processor is definitely among the supported chipsets.
As for when exactly Microsoft will announce the new Intel-based Windows Phone handsets, it remains to be seen whether the company will unveil them at CES 2016 early next year, or a few months later at MWC 2016.
Maybe Jimbo and Lucy were in charge.
Lucy, if you had just used more magic numbers the short counter-attack might not have faded to black today.
But use them wisely. You have squandered them so far with no effect and you don't have that many left. You do realize that magic numbers don't come with minuses in front of them, don't you? Be careful, after all math isn't really your thing.
How's Jimbo today? I heard he's upset. How often does he come by the paid shill pool?
Which of you said "It's all about PCs?" the most in the last 30 days?
"The books were massaged shall we say, not cooked!"
[Sure, dogface. Anything to give yourself an excuse.]
The pinhead hedge funds prolly don't have enough money to push both down given the really good report that Intel posted up.
Still laughing at Wall Street as they go from stupid to really stupid. Is this all you have chumps? You are looking pathetic.
As the board pinheads post non-stop in a futile effort.
Loving the frantic, futile efforts of Wall Street and the board pinheads!!!
N. Quinn Bolton commented in a note that Intel's reported revenue and earnings per share of $13.2 billion and $0.55 was above his projection of $12.7 billion and $0.45, respectively. In addition, the third quarter guidance was "much stronger than feared" especially when factoring in the "overall bearish" PC-market commentary.
Bolton also noted that Intel reduced its 2015 capital expenditure guidance to $7.7 billion from $8.7billion which will benefit margins through lower depreciation expansions. In fact, the analyst increased his 2015, 2016 and 2017 estimates to reflect further margin and revenue improvements.
Bottom line, margin improvements from increasing yields at 14nm, lower capital intensity and continued strength in the company's growth business will improve investor sentiment.
Shares were upgraded to Buy from Hold with a newly established $37 price target.
After having completely blown the call on PCs, Wall Street now says it's all about data centers and memory. Okay, not really. That's what they would say if they had a brain. Now, they are saying the sky is falling because of tick-tock-tock. You can't make this stuff up and you don't have to.
"The 14-nanometer factories are becoming more efficient. Our confidence in that ramp has gone up,"
[This in very direct contradiction of the highly published speculation that yields were down.]
Check it out in the transcript. He concludes that Intel's lead continues unabated.
Can't somebody please open a door or a window so they can escape their horrible judgement on Intel and PCs???
Kwiley750 is just another pinhead fake ID. He's been on my Ignore list for a while.
Costing the pinheads a fortune to keep Intel down. And there's no relief in sight. Here comes Windows 10 and Skylake and a much stronger second half.
I love seeing Wall Street literally throw its money away.
They blow the call big time and then double down. You just can't fix stupid.