Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon Smartbook Device With Google’s Android Operating System

Qualcomm Incorporated, 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

"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.


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