Qualcomm powers next-gen Windows 8 PCs

Staff writer
16 Sep 2011

Qualcomm announced that it will be collaborating with Microsoft are collaborating to enable Qualcomm’s Snapdragon next generation family of mobile processors to power the first generation of upcoming Windows 8-based PCs.

Qualcomm said it is now positioned to support both Windows smartphones and PCs. In addition, Qualcomm’s Gobi mobile Internet connectivity solutions will provide Windows 8-based PCs with wireless 3G/4G connectivity to deliver an always-connected experience. Microsoft Corp. demonstrated an early developer preview of Windows 8-based prototype PCs powered by Snapdragon processors and Gobi connectivity during the keynote address at BUILD earlier today.

“We are excited to be at BUILD to show the Windows ecosystem and how we are working together towards commercialization of apps and hardware that will run Windows 8,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of product management, computing and consumer products at Qualcomm.

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