[Feature] CES Roundup: Equipment Makers Play for Survival (2)
| Qualcomm Inc of the US is another hot prospect, exhibiting a notebook PC
| mounting its Snapdragon chipset for mobile equipment (Fig 11). It comes with
| RedFlag Linux and Xandros OS. The mobile phone network support provided by
| Snapdragon can be used for communication. CDMA Technologies vice president
| Mark Frankel of Qualcomm said, "We think this is the first Linux machine in
| the world capable of communication via the 3G network without any add-ons."
| It is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2009.
Qualcomm Runs Android on Netbook Chip
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| Qualcomm said today it is running Google’s Android platform on its Snapdragon
| chipset designed for netbooks and mobile Internet devices. This isn’t
| earth-shattering since Snapgragon is an ARM-based chip, and another Qualcomm
| ARM-based chip powers the G1 Android phone. Qualcomm is also a big Android
| backer through the Open Handset Alliance.