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May 2011 (10)

Welcome to the Qualcomm Public Policy Site

For the past 25 years, Qualcomm’s ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of wireless communications technology, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and each other. We continue to lead the mobile revolution through a tireless commitment to innovative technology.

May 31, 2011 by William Bold

“Hey, You Got Your Snapdragon Chipset in My Xperia™ PLAY”

Unlike the chocolate and peanut butter in Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cups, it was no accident that Snapdragon and the Xperia PLAY found themselves together. This week Sony Ericsson launched the Xperia PLAY at Verizon, with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon MSM8255 mobile processor with Adreno 205 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) inside.

May 27, 2011 by Brent Sammons

A New Era for Wireless Health Apps

Every smartphone has the potential to be a personal health monitor. With intelligent sensors, powerful processors and longer battery lives, smartphones have quickly become fertile ground for innovative developers to create fresh new applications that showcase these device capabilities. While the total number of apps across the most popular app stores continues to balloon to the point of over saturation, the health and wellness category in most app stores is relatively unexploited.

May 27, 2011 by Kabir Kasargod

What kind of mobile experience do you expect?

I think I’m a pretty typical mobile user, which means I have high expectations with no room for compromise. I want to be connected all the time and anywhere I happen to be. I want great performance and I want the battery to last all day.

May 23, 2011 by Michelle Leyden Li

Small and powerful… HP Veer powered by Snapdragon is here

Have you been looking for a stylish and easily pocketable mobile device , which doesn’t compromise on functionality? If so, then you’ll need to add the HP Veer to your list. Arriving this week at AT&T, the HP Veer packs power in a small design, fitting comfortably in the palm of the hand.

May 20, 2011 by Anita Hix

What makes Snapdragon mobile processors tick? Listen for yourself.

If you’re like me and you channel your inner geek, I bet you’ve always wondered what makes Snapdragon mobile processors tick. Well, wonder no more. I’d like to invite you to listen in on the second in our Snapdragon mobile processor webinar series featuring Qualcomm’s Charlie Mater (VP, Product Management) who gives an in-depth overview of the Snapdragon family of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions and Qualcomm’s CPU micro-architecture.

May 18, 2011 by Michelle Leyden Li

Mobile Devices Bring Dermatology Specialist to Low-Income Patients in Egypt

Recently, on behalf of Wireless Reach, I had the opportunity to announce the results of our first project in the Middle East – the Egypt Teledermatology Pilot Project – which serves as an example of how mobile devices can provide a viable medical solution for Egypt’s health care system.

May 18, 2011 by Moheb Ramsis

Bracing for the social media onslaught…

The explosive growth in social media that my friend Sachin discusses in his blog, is fast becoming a reality in many parts of the world, adding to the unprecedented demand for data services. If the constant flurry of new smartphones and tablets being announced is any indication, the onslaught will continue far into the future.

May 12, 2011 by Prakash Sangam

Dual-Core Snapdragon MDP Now Available

In mobile communication , 2011 ushered in the buzz word “dual-core” with the introduction of the first tablets and smartphones. At Qualcomm, we began showcasing our MSM8660 dual-core CPU processors at CES, leveraging the Snapdragon Mobile Development Platform or MDP for short. If you aren’t familiar with the Snapdragon MDP, it is an important development tool available from BSQUARE to leverage the powerful capabilities of the Snapdragon processors.

May 5, 2011 by Anita Hix

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