Nokia Chief Says Multi-Core Phones Waste Battery

Windows Phone runs pretty damn zippy on Nokia’s top-end Lumia phones, and they’ve only got single-core processors. Maybe that’s why Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, told a Chinese newspaper that “the so-called dual-core, quad-core mobile phones can only waste batteries, but not be useful for consumers all the time". What say you?

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Elop was speaking with Yangcheng Evening News to promote a Nokia competition in China that invites users to win 1000 Yuan (AUD$150) if they can use a rival platform to beat the Lumia 900 in a variety of tasks that entrants themselves choose.

Sound like confidence or delay tactics? Or a little bit of both? Windows Phone 8 (codenamed Apollo) is expected to introduce support for multi-core processors, NFC, better screens – and maybe even Kinect-like gestures – later this year. [Yangcheng (translated) via ITProPortal]

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