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Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon chips to launch next year

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Sep 2010 23:28 User comments (6)

Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon chips to launch next year Qualcomm has confirmed that two dual-core Snapdragon CPUs will be hitting devices next year, boasting clock speeds as high as 1.5GHz.
The 1.2GHz dual-core 8260 will go into volume production during the first half of next year, and the more powerful 1.5GHz dual core 8672 processor will being hitting devices in the Q3.

Initially, CEO Paul Jacobs had said that the 8672 would ship during the first six months of the year, also, but the company later delayed the chip.

Additionally, Qualcomm will begin to ship its 800MHz 7X30 and 1GHz 8X65 chips, which boost performance from previous chips at the same clock speeds.

The current 1GHz chips have become standard in recent Android devices, and likely for upcoming Windows 7 devices, as well.

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6 user comments

19.9.2010 14:19

This will push mobile device far beyond anything we've ever seen before. Simply amazing!!!

I just hope RIM stops using those rubbish Marvell chips in their devices.


XXYYQQOO!!! Yeah WELCOME TO JAMROCK

29.9.2010 18:15

Dammit. I was hoping these were coming out this year as soon as WP 7 is released. My 5-year old phone is dying, I don't think I can wait that long, I've waited long enough for WP 7. I wonder how good the new Samsung and Nvidia chips are. Guess this means that the HTC HD7 (HD3) won't be released next week in the UK/Aus, cause I'll have no doubt if HTC is going to be the main user of Qualcomm CPU's.

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39.9.2010 23:19

This is great news for phones and wow speeds are amazing :)

410.9.2010 5:27

Will this apply to netbooks too?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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512.9.2010 11:23

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Will this apply to netbooks too?
Netbooks can already use Core i3s, so this would be a step back for netbooks.

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613.9.2010 8:06

Originally posted by Xplorer4:
Originally posted by Jemborg:
Will this apply to netbooks too?
Netbooks can already use Core i3s, so this would be a step back for netbooks.
Which netbooks? 10" models?

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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