Qualcomm's Snapdragon Chipset gathers momentum
By Darren Quick
June 2, 2010
In what is turning into an annual occurrence, Qualcomm has unveiled a bunch of devices based on its Snapdragon platform at Computex 2010. Products on show include smartphones, pocket tablets, and smartbooks in both tablet and clamshell form factors, from companies such as Acer, Dell, HP, HTC, Huawei and Lenovo. The new devices pack first and second-generation Snapdragon chipsets and the company also revealed it has shipped its third-generation Snapdragon chipsets featuring two cores running up to 1.2 GHz designed for even more advanced smartphones.
- Acer’s Liquid and neoTouch smartphones
- Dell’s Streak 5” Android tablet - a hybrid device that sits between a smartphone and a tablet or netbook and is due to hit UK stores early this month and US shores later this summer
- HP’s Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook – a super-portable smartbook with a 10.1-inch screen that melds smartphone technology with a netbook form factor
- HTC’s Droid Incredible and Nexus One smartphones
- Huawei’s S7 tablet – an Android tablet sporting a 7-inch 800 x 480 resolution touchscreen
- Lenovo’s LePhone smartphone – Lenovo’s first Android-based smartphone with a 3.7-inch 480x800 resolution touchscreen that was made specifically for the Chinese WCDMA market
Qualcomm was also demonstrating other Snapdragon and various devices equipped with Gobi – a built-in 3G modem with the ability to connect to both EVDO and HSPA cellular networks using a single embedded device -, as well as eZone wireless technology and MediaFLO demonstrations.
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