Qualcomm announces 1.3GHz Snapdragon chipset


Qualcomm has given the tech world another kick up the bum today with the launch of the 45nm processor Snapdragon platform. The chipset carries a 1.3GHz CPU and is heralded as the number-crunching power required to step smartphones up to what the company calls “smartbooks” – larger, always connected, internet and media devices.

The Toshiba TG01 is at the moment the only handset to have embraced the last 1GHz Snapdragon chipset and this latest version, the QSD8650A, is set to support integrated GPS, HD video viewing and recording, Bluetooth 2.1, 3G, Wi-Fi, hi-res WXGA displays and mobile TV technologies all while using just 10 milliwatts of standby power – 30% less than before.

Qualcomm is showcasing the platform at Computex this week and hopefully in a device near you some day very soon.