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WonderMedia launches WM8860 dual-core chip for phones, tablets

VIA subsidiary WonderMedia is cranking out yet-another dual-core, ARM Cortex-A9 processor. The new WM8860 chip comes just a few months after the launch of the WM8880. The new chip offers more powerful graphics and improved audio components, and support for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The WM8860 processor is a 1.2 GHz dual-core chip based on […]

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Sunnycube introduces a $40 dual-core Android tablet

Remember when a $199 tablet seemed like a really good deal? Chinese device maker Sunnycube has a model that’s just 1/5th the price. The upcoming Sunnycube V7 is a 7 inch tablet with an ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software. It’s expected to sell for about 249 yuan in China. That’s […]

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VIA introduces WM8880 dual-core CPU for low-end phones, tablets

Chip maker VIA is adding another low power ARM-based processor to its Wondermedia Prizm lineup. The new WM8880 is a 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor with Mali 400 graphics. VIA hasn’t added any information about the new chip to its website yet, but the folks at Chinese site 1pad have posted some details and […]

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WonderMedia introduces reference design for 7, 10 inch tablets with WM8980 chips

VIA Technologies subsidiary WonderMedia is trying to get its dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor into more tablets. So the company’s released reference designs for 7 and 10 inch tablets. Basically, these are “turnkey solutions,” which means that WonderMedia won’t make the tablets itself, but it’ll sell the designs to anyone interested in building tablets around them. […]

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VIA launches 1.2 GHz WM8980 dual core processor for Android, Linux, Windows CE

Taiwanese chip maker WonderMedia’s latest low power processor is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip called the PRIZM WM8980. It runs at speeds up to 1.2 GHz and features ARM Mali 4 dual-core graphics. WonderMedia is a subsidiary of VIA Technologies, and while neither company is a big name in the US, WonderMedia chips can be […]

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VIA launches 8850, 8950 chips for Android tablets

A few years ago Chinese tablets with low power VIA 8650 ARM9 processors were all the rage… in China at least. But Rockchip, Telechips, and Allwinner have largely dominated the market lately thanks to faster Cortex-A8 and Cortex-A9 processors. Now VIA subsidiary WonderMedia has two new A9 chips to offer: The 800 MHz WM8950 and the […]

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WonderMedia unveils PRIZM WM8710 chip for low-end tablets

High performance tablet and smartphone chips from NVIDIA, Samsung, and Qualcomm get a lot of attention these days, but they’re not the only games in town. VIA subsidiary WonderMedia has just introduced a new 800 MHz ARM11 chip which isn’t going to knock the Tegra 2 chip off its high horse anytime soon, but it’s […]

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VIA’s $100 tablets are real, and they’re… meh

You know VIA promised that we’d start to see tablets sell for $100 to $200 soon? Well those tablets might not be available at your local Best Buy just yet, but they are real products and VIA is showing off a number of them at its booth at Computex. Engadget grabbed some face time with […]

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What those $100 VIA tablets might look like

You know how chip-maker VIA recently promised that tablets could start hitting the US and other countries this year for about $100 to $150? The company has put out a gallery showing just what some of those tablets based on VIA’s WonderMedia PRIZM SmartTouch platform could look like. A number of these concepts look ind […]