Press Release

Qualcomm and Microsoft Collaborate with Leading Retailers to Distribute Always Connected PCs to Consumers

Top-Tier Retailers in Multiple Countries to Offer a Range of New Windows 10 PCs From Asus, HP and Lenovo all Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile PC Platform.

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) today jointly announced that leading retailers from across the world will offer a range of new Microsoft Always Connected Windows 10 PCs powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile PC Platform.

“New Windows 10 PCs powered by the Snapdragon™ Mobile PC platform are optimized to deliver new and innovative mobile computing features including up to Gigabit speeds*, always on connectivity**, ‘instant on functionality’ and beyond ‘all day’ battery life packed into beautifully designed thin and light 2:1 form factors,” said Don McGuire, Vice President, Global Product Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Consumers around the world will be able to experience firsthand how the Snapdragon™ powered Always Connected PC is designed to bring the best smartphone features to their PC.”

Beginning this calendar quarter, these Always Connected PCs are expected to be available online and hitting store shelves at the following leading retailers:

  • U.S.A – Amazon.com, Microsoft Stores

  • Australia – Microsoft Stores

  • China – JD.com

  • Italy – Unieuro

  • France – Boulanger, Fnac

  • U.K. – Asus Stores, BT Shop, John Lewis, Microsoft Stores, PC World

“Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies have worked closely with leading PC manufacturers to push the boundaries of what a Windows PC can do and how it performs, while still offering the features and innovative experiences that Windows 10 users expect,” said Matt Barlow, Corporate Vice President of Windows and Devices, Microsoft. “We are thrilled that consumers around the globe can now experience Always Connected PCs to enjoy incredible battery life and great performance.”

To find out more about device availability and special offers available in-market, consumers should visit their local retailer websites or store.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm invents breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects and communicates. When we connected the phone to the Internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our inventions are the foundation for life-changing products, experiences, and industries. As we lead the world to 5G, we envision this next big change in cellular technology spurring a new era of intelligent, connected devices and enabling new opportunities in connected cars, remote delivery of health care services, and the IoT — including smart cities, smart homes, and wearables. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, the QCT semiconductor business. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

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**Requires network connectivity.

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