ARM director of mobile solutions Rob Coombs said phones with the dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor may be released in 2010. More powerful mobile chips promise new features like speech recognition, and tasks like running productivity or even multimedia applications when connected to a larger screen and keyboard.
"We don’t need silly GHz speeds. With our dual-core A9, we can get two times the performance, without the speed draining the battery, so by the time you get home your phone is dead,” said Rob Coombs, director of mobile solutions for ARM, in an interview with TechRadar web-site.
Mr. Coombs added that ARM hopes that actual implementers would introduce dual-core processors for mobile phones sometime in 2010, but still, delays to 2011 were possible.