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Windows Phone 8 being tested with dual-core Snapdragon S4

Snapdragon S4 said to be the chip being tested with Windows Phone 8

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Mar 2, 2012 5:27 am

Thanks to a leak from The Verge, Microsoft staff are said to be testing early versions of Windows Phone 8 running on a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, or the MSM8960. "At least one" phone would have the combination sometime later in the year.

 

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Sprint was also said to be interested enough in Windows Phone 8 that it was courting Nokia about the prospects of an LTE-based Windows Phone 8-powered device. Sprint has skipped most newer Windows Phones since the HTC Arrive last year, and might not want to go back without there being an LTE-powered device to keep them competitive.

 

Microsoft's jumped into a minimum of a dual-core processor should help them along, but Microsoft have always used Snapdragon-based processors in their Windows Phone chassis spec, so this shouldn't change.

 

I'm quite excited about Microsoft this year, with Windows 8 and now Windows Phone 8 on its way, it should be a good year for MS!

NEWS SOURCES
Electronista.com, Theverge.com

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