BCM2157 Chipset, Less than $100 Smart Phones Will Be Possible
- The BCM2157 baseband, since it combines many functions on one chip, is able to run more efficiently, meaning less battery power will be needed than on current basic handsets. Low-cost, low-power, 65 nm digital CMOS process means the silicon will be cheap. The dual-core processors will run at 500-800mhz. Supports portable Wifi hotspot and Android 2.2 and up
- According to the company, the new Broadcom BCM2157 Android platform targets mass market smartphones mainly, as it provides high-end smartphone features on more affordable 3G Android handsets.