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[TV] Microsoft testing Windows Phone 8 with dual-core Snapdragon S4 for Sprint?

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Microsoft's Windows Phone engineering team is currently testing the Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset, according to sources familiar with the company's plans. The dual-core 1.5GHz system-on-chip is undergoing tests to make it ready for at least one Windows Phone 8 handset due later this year. Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 has been making waves recently thanks to its impressive performance in recent Vellamo benchmark results, beating Samsung's Galaxy S II and Motorola's Droid 4 by more than double. Microsoft is testing the chip to see if it can bring similar results to Windows Phone.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/29/2830246/windows-phone-8-dual-core-qualcomm-sprint
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Windows Phone 7 running on a KRAIT!? Yes please.
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Hey, all BS aside, I'd buy a Windows 8 Phone on ARM with a dual or quad core processor...

And I hate mobile tech, but windows phones are pretty slick!

I have never owned a smartphone, having an actual Windows 8 Phone will be cool...
(I'd never buy anything apple, just because they are grossly overpriced, fan fair.)
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