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Wire-free tablets with Intel Cherry Trail chips due this year

Agam Shah | Jan. 6, 2015
Charging a tablet could be a lot easier without cables.

Intel is loading Cherry Trail with other goodies as well. A technology called Truekey will allow users to log in to devices using face or fingerprint recognition. The technology could extend to logging users into online e-mail and bank accounts.

Intel earlier this year set a goal of shipping chips in 40 million tablets, which the company will likely meet. But with tablet shipments tapering off, the chip maker hopes the wire-free features will make Cherry Trail more attractive to buyers. Most popular tablets like Apple's iPad and Samsung's Galaxy tablets run on ARM processors, and Intel is trying to catch up by offering differentiating features.


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