09/12/2011, Looking to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S2 from T-Mobile? If you are, it seems that T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S2 will not be featuring the Samsung Exynos processor unlike its siblings on the other carriers, such as AT&T and Sprint. So what will T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S2 be sporting under the hood?
08/05/2011, The fact that Qualcomm is not the exclusive system on a chip (or SoC / processor) is making the headlines today, for some reason. Although Qualcomm has always said that (factually) it was the only player available on Windows Phone 7 (WP7), I’m pretty sure that I heard Qualcomm’s CEO Paul Jacobs say that this was not an “exclusive” in the sense that Microsoft could not use another hardware partner. […]
08/03/2011, Those who have an interest for the systems on a chip (or SoCs) that power smartphones and tablets know what Qualcomm’s SnapDragon is. However, keeping track of the differences between the SnapDragon MSM8655T and MSM8560 may require a bit more memory, or research. Actually, even people working at Qualcomm have to pause for a couple of seconds to get things straight in their mind sometime. Qualcomm intends to change this […]
07/26/2011, It has been reported that Qualcomm, the manufacturer behind the popular Snapdragon processors that have been put to a lot of good use in recent smartphones, has acquired unspecified assets from GestureTek. GestureTek is a company that specializes in gesture-recognition technology found in TV screens and video game consoles so it is safe to say that the assets, though unspecified, have something to do with gesture-based technology as well. It […]
07/05/2011, According to an article from Electronista, it seems that the next-gen processors from Qualcomm, Krait-era Snapdragons, with the MSM8960 are being prepared for a release later this year. According to the article, it would feature dual cores that are capable of hitting 1.7GHz in terms of speed, while offering support for dual-channel 500MHz memory. Not only that, LTE 4G and 21Mbps HSPA+ for 3G connectivity would be supported as well, […]
06/02/2011, Update: the original title and post may have made it sound like Mirasol (the technology) was dead. This is indeed *not the case*. We apologize for any confusion. What was cancelled was an eBook project that uses Mirasol. Yesterday, Paul Jacobs told a panel of journalists, including our own Hubert Nguyen, that Mirasol will continue to evolve. According to Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs, the first Mirasol-based eBook product to be […]
06/02/2011, Stephen Elop, the CEO of Nokia, started his keynote by reminding the audience (with a lot of humor) that recently, Nokia and Qualcomm were fighting in court. Today, he’s presenting at Qualcomm’s event of the year: the world changes fast. He says that the most important meeting that Nokia and Qualcomm had was right after Nokia announced the Nokia/Microsoft deal and that thanks to Qualcomm, Nokia Windows phones will be […]
06/02/2011, A couple of months ago, NVIDIA launched its own Tegra Zone for users to download Tegra-optimized games, and now it looks like Qualcomm wants in on the party as well. Qualcomm has just announced the introduction of the Snapdragon Game Pack – a service similar to NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone – the Snapdragon Game Pack is a service that will feature games that have made to work better with Snapdragon devices.
06/02/2011, While we know that Qualcomm will still be powering the initial batch of Windows Phone 7 devices by Nokia, the company has just announced that its upcoming Snapdragon family of processors including the Snapdragon MSM8960 with integrated 3G/LTE modem will be used to power the next version of Windows (tentatively named Windows 8 for now) devices. As we all know, Microsoft has made the shift to ARM processors for its […]
06/01/2011, [Uplinq] Dr. Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm’s CEO, has introduced mobile computing as a “force of social change”, as he referred to the recent events in the middle east during which people “armed only with mobile phones” could document facts on the ground and share them with the world, instantly. And that’s only the beginning. Qualcomm estimates that data usage will grow by up to 12X by 2015. The future will be […]
06/01/2011, Qualcomm has just introduced its first tri-band Wi-Fi chipset, the Atheros AR9004TB. This tri-band Wi-Fi chipset from their stable will integrate multi-gigabit performance of in-room 60GHz band with a seamless handoff to 2.4GHz and 5GHz band Wi-Fi. In addition, the AR9004TB solution will also be the first chipset that is capable of supporting many applications, ranging from I/O to video to networking. To sweeten the deal, it does so at […]
06/01/2011, T-Mobile sure is stepping up its game despite reports of AT&T interested in acquiring the carrier – it looks like it still has a lot of life left in it. T-Mobile has just announced the launch of a new super phone on its network, this time it’s the HTC Sensation 4G (or better known as the HTC Pyramid when it was just a rumor). The HTC Sensation 4G will be […]
05/22/2011, A couple of days ago, we reported that Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices would be making use of ST-Ericsson chips. It seems that they were referring to their second (or later) generation of WP7 phones – on Friday, a Nokia spokesperson confirmed with Reuters: “The first Nokias based on Windows Phone will have the Qualcomm chipset.” So this means that Microsoft hasn’t been pushing for dual-core processors to run […]