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SnapDragon Gets New Naming Scheme

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...

Qualcomm acquires assets from GestureTek

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...

Vellamo: Android Web Benchmark from Qualcomm

07/14/2011,   Earlier today, I talked to Qualcomm’s Sy Choudhury (Director, Product Management)  about Vellamo, a benchmarck aimed at measuring several aspects of web browsing performance: page rendering, Javascript execution, user experience,...

Qualcomm Krait-era Snapdragon processors

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...

Qualcomm Confirms Original Mirasol eBook Has Been Cancelled

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...

Nokia Keynote @ Uplinq

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...

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon Game Pack

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...

Qualcomm Snapdragon processors to power the next version of Windows

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...

Qualcomm Keynote @ Uplinq 2011

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...

Qualcomm Atheros AR9004TB tri-band Wi-Fi chipset

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...

HTC Sensation 4G arriving on T-Mobile this month

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...

Nokia to use Qualcomm chips in first Windows Phone 7 devices

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...

Qualcomm Dual-Core Developer Hardware Now Available

04/27/2011, BSquare has just announced the availability of a Mobile Development Platform (MDP) based on the Qualcomm dual-core MSM8660 Snapdragon system on a chip (SoC). This flavor of MSM8660 used in the MDP can run at frequencies of up to 1.5GHz. This is...