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 New 'Smartbook' Devices to Appear at Computex
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Message Text: Qualcomm will be unveiling new advances in mobile connectivity and capabilities powered by its Snapdragon platform at the COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2009 show, taking place June 2-6, 2009.

The Company's device manufacturing partners will be showcasing a wide range of devices powered by Snapdragon chipsets. Qualcomm also will be sharing its vision for a new category of mobile devices called 'smartbooks'.

"Consumers are looking for devices that offer more instantaneous connectivity, greater mobile performance and intuitive usability than ever before," said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of marketing and product management at Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform is addressing those needs by enabling smartphones that break new ground in mobile capability, and establishing this new category of smartbooks - devices which deliver a unique mobile user experience different from anything else on the market today."

Demonstrations available for viewing by appointment include Snapdragon-based devices from ASUS, Compal Communications Inc., Foxconn, High Tech Computer (HTC), Inventec, Toshiba and Wistron.

Smartbooks are a new class of devices running mobile operating systems that bridge the functional divide between smartphones and laptops, delivering the best aspects of a smartphone experience on a larger-display form factor. Constantly connected via 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS, smartbooks are ultra-portable, personalizable, easy-to-use and last all day on a single battery charge.

The Snapdragon family includes the original 1 GHz QSD8x50(TM) chipsets, the new 45-nanometer (nm) 1.3 GHz QSD8650A with a wide range of performance and power enhancements, and the QSD8672 with dual CPUs capable of up to 1.5 GHz for faster response and processing. More than 15 manufacturers are now developing more than 30 Snapdragon-based products.
 
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