Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, today announced it is working with HP to design an Android-based smartbook device. The design utilizes Qualcomm’s Snapdragon™ QSD8250™ chipset platform with integrated Scorpion central processing unit delivering speeds up to 1GHz. The device demonstrates how long battery life, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, a highly intuitive user interface and other features can meet the needs of consumers with mobile and constantly connected lifestyles. HP will provide a technology demonstration of the device at the Pepcom Digital Experience and ShowStoppers events taking place during the International Consumer Electronics Show 2010 in Las Vegas.
“Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform delivers significant competitive advantages to our customers, enabling them to feature exceptional performance, ubiquitous connectivity and powerful multimedia in devices ranging from mobile handsets to smartbooks,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “Working together with partners such as HP, we will be able to bring a more valuable connected experience to consumers around the world.”
“HP has a long history of providing consumers with an exceptional level of computing,” said Steve Manser, senior vice president in the Personal Systems Group at HP. “By leveraging the unique features of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset and the Android operating system, HP is showcasing an entirely new type of mobile device designed specifically for consumers who live a large part of their lives online.”
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform offers an unprecedented combination of gigahertz mobile processing performance, optimized power consumption, ubiquitous connectivity and powerful multimedia in a single chip. The Snapdragon platform is enabling smarter smartphones, as well as a new class of devices called smartbooks. Smartbooks last all day on a single battery charge and offer the best aspects of a smartphone experience — constant connectivity, instant-on functionality and customizable interfaces — all in a device with a larger display form factor.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2009 FORTUNE 500 company. For more information, please visit Qualcomm around the Web:
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