Why Motorola’s Atrix phone could replace the corporate desktop

March 4, 2011
AT&T: Smartphones like Motorola Atrix can replace corporate desktops
ZD Net
Larry Dignan reveals why AT&T’s president and CEO, Ralph de la Vega thinks Motorola’s upcoming Atrix device can be seen as a PC replacement for some businesses.

“Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecommunications conference, de la Vega said he was heartened by the early enterprise interest in Motorola’s Atrix phone, which doubles as a laptop. De la Vega said: One of the things (our team) said that absolutely they needed to have, which was a surprise to us, was they wanted a Citrix client on the device. The Atrix from the outset has a Citrix client built in. So what that allows a CIO is to replicate a Windows or emulate a Windows 7 PC desktop on the Atrix, which no smartphone has ever done in its history. The Atrix solve(s) a real, legitimate business problem that many enterprises have. And so far, the reception has been unbelievable. And so we are getting great reception on the enterprise space.”

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Chip promises 50% cut in mobile power consumption
Network World
Michael Cooney writes about a new technology that could lower mobile power consumption.

“A Harvard researcher is developing a technology that could cut power to parts of a microprocessor that are not in use, saving energy and improving the efficiency of the device by as much as 50 per cent. Harvard graduate student Wonyoung Kim says his on-chip, multi-core voltage regulator (MCVR) addresses what amounts to a mismatch between power supply and demand. ‘The multi-core voltage regulator responds almost instantaneously to changes in power demand from each core of the processor.’ As a result, the power supply matches the demand more closely, conserving energy, according to a Harvard release”

Motorola Xoom versus the iPad 2 — the Xoom is a clear winner
Computer World
Preston Gralla shares his thoughts on Apple’s iPad 2.

“Apple’s revamped iPad, the iPad 2, is certainly an improvement over the original iPad. But when compared head to head against the Motorola Xoom, the Xoom still wins. Here’s why. The major new additions to the iPad include a dual-core processor and front and rear cameras, so in those instances, it’s caught up to the Xoom. The new svelter and slightly thinner design is good as well. A gyroscope has been added, which the Xoom already has. And software tweaks, via the new iOS 4.3, are welcome as well. But that still leaves the Xoom a better tablet than the iPad.”

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