Items tagged with Qualcomm

When Apple launched the iPad last April, Qualcomm's Snapdragon QSD8250 was a popular point of comparison. The results, if you were a Qualcomm fan, were a bit disappointing. Clock-for-clock, the 1GHz A4 generally whomped all over the 1GHz Snapdragon. To be fair, this could also be the result of unoptimized software or... Read more...
Qualcomm announced the third generation of its popular Snapdragon family of chipsets. The new Mobile Station Modem (MSM) MSM8260 and MSM8660 solutions use two of the company's enhanced cores running at up to 1.2GHz. According to Qualcomm, the MSM8260 and MSM8660 are the first members of the Snapdragon family to have a... Read more...
Mobile TV is still a growing technology in the U.S. People haven't had time to decide whether or not they're interested, and it's still available in just a few select markets. But to say it's going away anytime soon would probably be taking things too far. FLO TV, by Qualcomm, is pushing itself as the go-to mobile TV... Read more...
IREX Technologies' new wireless DR800SG eBook reader will be available in select Best Buy stores at the end of next month. Other retailers will also offer the device in the first quarter of next year. First announced in August, the IREX e-reader features an 8.1 inch screen and supports multiple formats including industry standard ePub format... Read more...
Quick question—what's smaller than a netbook, bigger than a smartphone, and doesn't conform to Intel's definition of a MID (Mobile Internet Device?) If you guessed "smartbooks," give yourself a pat on the back for being prescient. If you've never heard of a smartbook before, don't feel bad; the term refers to a series of ARM-based sub-netbooks... Read more...
Things are about to get a lot more cluttered in the netbook/smartphone/MID/UMPC space. As if that area wasn't jam-packed enough, right? This past week, both Qualcomm and Freescale announced news that they would be supporting a new breed of devices entitled "smartbooks," which would be positioned as smartphone complements and priced between... Read more...
When Sony's VAIO P was unveiled here in America, many lamented the fact that it's onboard mobile broadband chip was locked to Verizon Wireless. Over at Mobile World Congress, Sony has announced plans to remedy that, though -- oddly enough -- it never mentions if these problem-solving machines will ship to the USA. Sony Electronics and Qualcomm... Read more...
Qualcomm Acquires Handheld Graphics and Multimedia Assets from AMD— Technology and Resource Assets to Strengthen Qualcomm's Leadership Position in Mobile Multimedia — SAN DIEGO and SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- January 20, 2009 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) and AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Qualcomm has acquired certain graphics and... Read more...
AMD Licenses 3D Graphics Core Technology to QUALCOMM, Delivering The Ultimate Visual Experience to Tomorrow's Phones Advanced QUALCOMM Wireless Chipsets to Include AMD Graphics Technology for Immersive Mobile Gaming SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- AMD (NYSE: AMD - News) today announced an agreement to license cutting-edge graphics core technology to... Read more...
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