11-09-2011 12:46 AM
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  1. Snareman's Avatar
    And its up to 4.7" screen. Where does the size war end?
    11-08-2011 10:05 AM
  2. reflekt2099's Avatar
    Sounds all good and such, until you see the 1600mah battery they stick in it
    LOL
    11-08-2011 10:08 AM
  3. TBolt's Avatar
    Any real techies here know if a quad-core would somehow be more efficient - and easier on batteries - than dual-cores? Somehow, I doubt it, but I wanted to ask anyway.

    Thank you.
    11-08-2011 11:16 AM
  4. PJnc284's Avatar
    The Tegra 3 apparently has a 5th core which is used when less power is required like if a device is in standby but no one really knows how efficient it'll be. Plus if HTC has heard that, they'll probably put a 1400mAH battery in the Edge. Tegra 3 has 5 Cores | Ubergizmo
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    11-08-2011 11:20 AM
  5. TBolt's Avatar
    And its up to 4.7" screen. Where does the size war end?
    As someone who likes to use my phone for a lot more than calls - as do most of us - I'm glad that these smartphones are trying to find the size sweet spot between tablet & smartphone. If smartphones can become JUST useful enough to make mobile tablets unnecessary (for me), I'll be stoked!
    11-08-2011 11:20 AM
  6. ultravisitor's Avatar
    HTC Edge Could Be the World's First Quad-Core Smartphone

    Hopefully the HTC Edge won't make it to the market before June next year. Otherwise, I might have to jump ship from Galaxy Nexus earlier than I thought. Or perhaps by that time there will be another Nexus device that's 4-core?
    Why, knowing that ICS is making the interface buttonless, would you jump back to a phone with capacitive buttons? Are you even thinking? That phone may very well launch with Gingerbread given those buttons.
    11-08-2011 11:22 AM
  7. PJnc284's Avatar
    And so it begins
    HTC Edge to lead the smartphone pack with quad-core CPU, optically-laminated display and unibody design
    Renders of the HTC Edge appeared online yesterday with some hugely impressive specifications that included a quad-core 1.5GHz NVIDIA processor. We have received some more details on the HTC Edge, and they are flat out jaw-dropping. In fact, this phone looks like it will be the most powerful smartphone the world has ever seen, packed to the brim with cutting-edge tech. Actually, cutting-edge specs and a super slim profile are likely two of the reasons HTC is calling this phone the Edge. Hit the break for the details.

    Starting with the display, we have been told the HTC Edge will feature a 4.7-inch 720p HD S-LCD 2 with optical lamination. Translation: this could possibly be one of the best displays in the world; just imagine the iPhone’s display blown up to 4.7 inches.

    The unibody design of the HTC Edge will be around 8.8mm thin and it will house 32GB of built-in storage, 1GB of RAM, a microSIM card slot and an 8-megapixel camera with backside-illumination and 1080p HD video capture support. This super smartphone will also feature a 720p front-facing camera, Beats Audio, Bluetooth 4.0, an 1,800 mAh battery and NFC, though it will omit a removable storage slot.
    11-08-2011 11:37 AM
  8. ShiZero's Avatar


    This is me right now.
    11-08-2011 11:41 AM
  9. obi5683's Avatar
    If you wait long enough, something better is always going to be announced. Even the Panda, who loves the Nexus, is wanting the next device. Even if the Edge released the same day as the Nexus, I would still pick up the Nexus.
    11-08-2011 11:49 AM
  10. STC09's Avatar
    Meh. If I could hold out that long, I'd wait for the Nexus version. I can't, so it's still the GN for me.
    11-08-2011 11:50 AM
  11. Deltaechoe's Avatar
    I am still for the gnexus, and maybe the transformer prime.

    Also, take a look at how the nexus line tends to kill other phones in benchmarks
    11-08-2011 11:51 AM
  12. PJnc284's Avatar
    Also, take a look at how the nexus line tends to kill other phones in benchmarks
    Isn't really a fair comparison until the other devices are running on ICS and even then it's not really a good one to base any purchasing decision on. That said, I don't really see anything worth waiting for. Unproven processor, most likely sense-cream, no real ETA, etc etc.
    11-08-2011 11:55 AM
  13. davey11's Avatar
    Know what the biggest advantage the Nexus will have?

    A HUGE development community. Any phone needs an active third party development scene to see greatness.
    I get the feeling a big number of developers are gonna be all over this thing. I believe our mod Adrynaline has expressed interest in this phone. Man, he did amazing things on the Fascinate and I'm sure folks who own a TB can say the same for what he has done for that device.

    So with all the great things the Nexus will have, its the devs that will make this device the one to own.
    11-08-2011 02:20 PM
  14. BSG75's Avatar
    Any real techies here know if a quad-core would somehow be more efficient - and easier on batteries - than dual-cores? Somehow, I doubt it, but I wanted to ask anyway.

    Thank you.
    Here's how I've heard it explained. May not be accurate. Assume 1 second of processing time just to even out the example.

    Let's say a single core uses uses x power at 300mhz to do some task. That uses 1 unit of power.

    Let's say there is a more difficult task. That would require the single core to run at 600mhz. The power consumption is not double the 300mhz task, but it's X4 or squared or something like that. It's not linear. It's more parabolic. Let's say it's X4 for this example. Now instead of using 1 unit at 300mhz, you are using 4 units at 600mhz.

    If you have two cores, they can each chug along at 300 mhz. Two @ 300 mhz means you only used 2 units of power, compared with 4 units of power for the single core example.

    Ignore the specific variables I used. The idea is that there is exponential power consumption as the processors work harder. More processors working slower means better power conservation than one running fast.

    Then again, I could be way off
    11-08-2011 02:21 PM
  15. racedog's Avatar
    One of the big problems for me with this phone is that it will only hae 32gigs of storage and since it will have Sense AND all the VZW bloat, those will probably eat up a good 6 gigs of that storage. For me, that is too much being lost. I am going with the Nexus because I suspect that without all the bloat and overlays that the OS will probably use only about 3gigs of the 32 gigs onboard.

    I am just so tired of everyone elses idea of a good system, I can't care if its Sense or TouchWiz or Blur, come on companies, leave me alone. I am completely capable of deciding how to setup my phone. At least give us the option, a model with overlay for those who want it, and another without for those of us who don't want it.
    11-08-2011 02:43 PM
  16. trigun123478's Avatar
    probably come with 4 AAA battterys
    Lol that got me.
    11-08-2011 03:42 PM
  17. charveldude's Avatar
    I don't think I would want to wait around for another 6+ months, just on the off-chance that this phone turns out to be a world-beater.
    11-08-2011 03:56 PM
  18. jamesbrown33's Avatar
    Here's how I've heard it explained. May not be accurate. Assume 1 second of processing time just to even out the example.

    Let's say a single core uses uses x power at 300mhz to do some task. That uses 1 unit of power.

    Let's say there is a more difficult task. That would require the single core to run at 600mhz. The power consumption is not double the 300mhz task, but it's X4 or squared or something like that. It's not linear. It's more parabolic. Let's say it's X4 for this example. Now instead of using 1 unit at 300mhz, you are using 4 units at 600mhz.

    If you have two cores, they can each chug along at 300 mhz. Two @ 300 mhz means you only used 2 units of power, compared with 4 units of power for the single core example.

    Ignore the specific variables I used. The idea is that there is exponential power consumption as the processors work harder. More processors working slower means better power conservation than one running fast.

    Then again, I could be way off
    You have it correct, this of course assumes that the task contains multiple calculations that are not dependent upon one another so that they can be run in parallel. The problem is that most programs don't work that way, each calculation depends upon the results of the previous calculation and so it must wait for the previous calculation to finish, this nullifies the benefits of multi core systems in most cases except when talking about multi tasking.
    11-08-2011 03:57 PM
  19. dsignori's Avatar
    Always love the technology bumps.

    So what - exactly - would we be able to do with the 4-core Edge that I can't do perfectly well with any of the current phones? For me,absolutely nothing that I care about ..
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    11-08-2011 04:00 PM
  20. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I don't think I would want to wait around for another 6+ months, just on the off-chance that this phone turns out to be a world-beater.
    And what would be the point, anyway, if an even better phone is going to be out another six months later? May as well just keep waiting...
    berserker likes this.
    11-08-2011 05:07 PM
  21. DaPoets's Avatar
    Sorry it looks like a brick and ugly as hell
    11-08-2011 07:39 PM
  22. Manny83's Avatar
    It makes sense to me how 4 cores make the device more efficient.

    4 cores will probably be the norm on high-end phones around this time next year. And if so, the next Nexus will probably have 4 cores as well. Just pure speculation on my part.

    It will be interesting to see what next technology will push the phones even farther other than pure increase in chip speed and capacity.

    The name sort of reminds me of the "Handsprint Visor Edge" PDA that my wife had long ago.

    Anyways, I'm starting to ramble...
    11-08-2011 11:13 PM
  23. Snareman's Avatar
    As someone who likes to use my phone for a lot more than calls - as do most of us - I'm glad that these smartphones are trying to find the size sweet spot between tablet & smartphone. If smartphones can become JUST useful enough to make mobile tablets unnecessary (for me), I'll be stoked!
    I definitely use my phone far more for its non-phone capabilities. Maybe I talk on it 10% of the time. Maybe more, but none the less, love the computer side of it. However, the thing still has to fit in my pocket.
    11-09-2011 12:04 AM
  24. edoublediz's Avatar
    there is no reason whatsoever this phone couldnt ship as early as December! the Asus Transformer Prime is shipping in December, its basically the same thing. The only thing that would prevent it from shipping in December is if VZW is the launch partner!!!!!!!!!
    11-09-2011 12:13 AM
  25. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    http://www.androidcentral.com/previe...rs-tegra-3-era

    The videos here explain how Tegra 3 is more efficient. Nvidia did it without the OS needing to be optimized.
    11-09-2011 12:32 AM
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