Why no dual core HTC phones?

badkuk

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Unless there's a second wave of announcements at MWC coming, so far i'm not very impressed with HTC's offerings; i just don't see how the Desire S as a major upgrade from the Desire. It's a bit glaring for me to not have a dual core in the lineup when Samsung and LG have been touting it since late last year.

What could be the reason? A "philosophical" choice that you really don't need a dual core phone? Technical problems with their dual core prototypes(both highly unlikely imho)

That Galaxy S2 is looking mighty good though; just hope i can afford it :p
 

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I'm with you. Today's announcements were extremely disappointing. HTC sure did hype the event on their facebook. Really led to me believe we would see evo 2 type hardware. It confuses me that the company that brought us the EVO, a 4.3" slab of 1ghz processing-goodness brought us such crap today.
 

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Maybe they wanted to focus all their energy on putting out a quad core:)

If they manage to snag that NVIDIA Kal-El for a phone, I demand a Superman-themed version! Like the Droid 2 R2-D2 version, but, you know, all truth, justice, and the American way.
 

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Maybe they wanted to focus all their energy on putting out a quad core:)

i like the way you think sir :D But, unless they can roll it out real soon, from a sales perspective i don't see the logic of hanging back while Samsung and LG make a ton of money from their dual-cores while they're effectively sitting at the sidelines.


In all honesty, i think i'd be perfectly happy with a 1ghz single core phone; it's all gonna boil down to pricing. If the price diff is only around USD150, you may as well go dual-core imho
 
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I agree untill i see a duel core 4 inch screen with 1 gig memory i dont care about any phone that comes out

This MWC just basically confirmed for me to get the Atrix. I was going to wait to see what HTC released but i was greatly disappointed in their showings. Really a facebook dedicated button phone? wow just sad.
 

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I would rather have a single core phone that is efficient on battery, they need to worry more on a longer lasting battery then how many cores they can fit in a phone
 

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Maybe they are hoping Netflix will be a big deal. I too am upset that there are no dual core offerings. I am pretty sure I am getting a wifi xoom, so I'm wondering how much power I need in my phone. Maybe I'll get the t-bolt after-all. I just want assurance that their battery and "low memory" issues have been resolved.

HTC: Hacker/Rom friendly, but single core
Bionic: Not hacker/Rom friendly, but dual core
 

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As I understand things, when running a single core very fast, the battery drains MUCH faster. Many tasks can be done equally quickly by splitting processing between two cores loafing along as by a single core running fast. But for two cores to loaf along uses much less battery than the single core at high speed. Of course your OS has to be set up to take advantage for this to work.
 
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i read over at phandroid.com that amazon UK is selling the new Desire S for 419.99 pounds -- "quid", as you blokes may say B)

Hmm, i wonder how much those new dual cores will be selling...i read somwhere the Samsung Galaxy S2 is around 550 pounds, a bit way over my budget :p