The newest chipset from Qualcomm is the Snapdragon QSD8650A(TM) chipset, which will be released towards the end of 2009. This is chipset has a an increase in speed compared to the existing set which is currently used in the Toshiba TG01.
The new chipset could play a key factor in further developments and enhancements available to smartbooks and smartphones. Now you may be able to work smarter with smaller yet more powerful devices. This would be a mobile worker’s ideal – less gear to carry and worry about.
Although the new devices are still in development for this chipset, there are interesting features to consider and how this can change the landscape of mobile computing.
While some of the features of this new chipset are aimed at a broader market for consumers, the benefits for mobile workers will be greatly appreciated. Improved battery life and faster processing are just the tip of the benefits the new chipset provides.
Keeping in mind that this chip is only 15mm x 15mm, it may be surprising what it will be capable of handling. It will include a 1.3 GHz processor, which means it, can work longer and support more applications that are multimedia-based. Also included will be support for Bluetooth 2.1 technology, integrated GPS, and Wi-Fi support. With this kind of progress, we would require less add-on support from third-party technologies in order to make better use of our time.
High def video playback and recording capabilities, along with a stand-alone 2D graphics accelerator and better 3D graphics core will make it easier to use with richer multi-media applications such as Adobe® Flash®.
The Snapdragon QSD8650A(TM) chipset will also provide support for hi-res WXGA displays and a variety of mobile TV technologies, which will make it easier to watch TV on much smaller devices.
With the number of companies that are already developing products based on the Snapdragon chipset, it will be interesting to see which will make it beyond the drawing board and into our hands.