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Cell phones to play 50 hours of music

updated 03:00 pm EST, Wed March 22, 2006

NEC mobile music chip

NEC has developed a new chip that enables mobile phones to play up to 50 hours of music, which beats out Apple's longest lasting iPod model by thirty hours of play time. The single-chip uPD99910 is the first in the company's new AP series of audio processors, integrating a central processing unit and digital signal processor dedicated to music playback, as well as an interface dedicated to copyright protection, according to Slashphone. The chip is designed to be a companion chip to an application processor, and incorporates an SD Memory Card interface while supporting Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) technology. With the ability to integrate the aforementioned features on a single chip, the new processor allows manufacturers to improve mobile phone performance while reducing time to market and costs, according to the report.




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  1. chadpengar

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    and?

    1. No one is using it yet 2. Apple can'y use it or a similar chip in new iPods to allow them to play for 50 hours? 3. What sort of battery are we talking about and how does actual cell-phone use affect that?

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    hmm...

    now if we could only find a cell phone that would actually hold 50 hours of music. lol!

  1. Albert

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    WHEELS & SH*T

    What they don't tell ya here is that this new chip is due in phones by 2025 and you'll still need a deadicated system to move it around or WHEELS. Since the chips' weight is just under 100 lbs and smells so bad no body has gotten near it cause it's the sh*t....and everyone is running round scared SH*Tless!! .............YAWN

  1. Albert

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    OPPS misleading article

    Don't read it wrong; not 50 hours of music but the same 2 minutes of music played for 50 hours of batery life, big deal....moves the audio files to a deadicated chip most likely very low quality mp3's ,,,,no real competion here

  1. bokubob

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    it seems like

    sometimes it seems like MacNN is the guy at the watercooler who read half the story and is trying to tell you how great some new thing is.

  1. Roehlstation

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    50 Hours of Battery?

    So the Chip will give you 50 hours of Music, too bad the battery won't give you 50 hours of music.

  1. exca1ibur

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Phone? or MP3 player?

    Not to mention why have 50 hours of music and 5 min of talk time? Why can't a phone be a phone these days most importantly.

  1. wmcraver

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    personally...

    Personally I prefer to keep my music and phone separate. Why do you NEED to listen to music on your phone? Is it that necessary that you can't use your shuffle and cell phone?

    I think that the Rokr and the Slvr itunes phones are a great concept, but are not useful. Am I wrong?

  1. stainless

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Mobiles/Music... merging

    Come on folks, I generally agree that a mobile is first thing a mobile BUT I and most of my friends and family that have purchased a quality camera phone won't go back, period. And the same applies to mobiles and music, if I could have just one SIMPLY (the magic word!!) device that would allow me to listen to my itunes music, take calls, and snap a shot here and there... I am buying it. One, Two, Three less things to carry. BUT like I said, SIMPLY... I don't want to edit my videos on the phone, re-organize my play list, or type out a proposal... just want to listen to my music (my case, audio books), make calls, send SMS/general emails, and take a photo of people or friends being goofy. Now, I DO want it to Sync with my computer via bluetooth for everything under X size or having a nice and easy docking station that charges the phone while I am at my computer.

    Will this happen? It is right now, look at the Nokia N90, N80, N91, Samgung, SonyEricsson, etc... the Windows CE/ME/Dee dee dee have been doing this but is trying to be too much. This is why most of us is going... "COME ON STEVE GIVE US A MOBILE PHONE!!!"

    As for this chip... need more spec to judge it, but competition is good and keeps Apple on its toes.

    Oh yeah, DIE RADIO DIE... Long live podcast.

  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    convergence devices

    Much like you can't buy just a printer or scanner anymore, you seem to not be able to buy just a telephone. I'm more irate that you can't easily send a fax via bluetooth to many US-sold phones. This seems to be something overlooked, and yet still critical to some folk's needs. I'd like a camera/MP3/Video phone that could take 320x240 or better 640x480 video, take a 1.3MP photo and play an MP3 and be a voice recorder at the same time. I won't pay more than $300 for it, either. The problem with phone makers isn't that they can't do it, they just do it so slowly and charge us out the assets for it.

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