So quad-core "superphones" are out. Whats next?

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  2. Kentochan macrumors 6502

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    Octo-core laptops? Who knows, but mobile computing has gotten a lot more powerful over the last few years!
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Computers that are in a cellphone form factor, that when docked, turn into a fully featured computer.

    Expect that come Windows 8, and maybe 10.8 if Apple can fix OS X.
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    "Guys, I have a revolutionary new product idea that will change the market forever: 8 cores."


    "......"
     
  5. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    The Motorola Atrix does this. While very cool, it wasn't all that successful.
     
  6. NZed thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yea, I almost bought it because of this, but i already have a laptop.
     
  7. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Octo core phones. Duh.
    :p
     
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  9. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I'd argue that the only reason it wasn't hugely successful was because it was running Android. Give it a real desktop OS -Windows or OS X- and I think people would have thought more of it. At its current iteration, it's like asking why linux isn't dominant in the workplace (over Windows)
     
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    I think that American customers would be more excited by a reasonably-priced non-mandatory data plan (i.e. pre-paid options) rather than higher quality hardware.
     

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