Friday, October 22, 2010

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Phone Coming in Windows 7

Recently, the chipset manufacturer Qualcomm announced to provide mobile Qualcomm Snapdragon processor for Microsoft's latest mobile platforms: Windows Phone 7.

With the availability of the Windows version 7 Phone chipsets, Qualcomm to expand the reach of the platform outside the Android handset, which hopefully will mengkatrol sales and expand market shares of Qualcomm.

"Snapdragon chipset supports all major operating systems including Android, Windows Phone 7 and others. Therefore, we are eager for various OEM vendors - who run many operating systems - to select the Snapdragon platform on their devices," said Harry K. Nugraha, senior director & Country Manager Qualcomm Indonesia, as quoted site media "V".

Now, said Harry, Snaprdragon can be found in a 120 form and on 20 commercial devices, including smartphones, tablet computers, as well as smartbook. For example, the tablet-smartphone hybrid device Streak Dell, which recently launched in Indonesia.

"Excellence Snapdragon is a type which is an integrated chipset and offers an optimal combination of process performance (via a customized CPU), connectivity, multimedia and efficient battery usage," Harry explained.

Actually, Harry said, before this, Snapdragon chipset is used in some previous versions of Windows-based smartphones. For example, QSD8250 Qualcomm chipset that is used by mobile phones and HTC HTC HD2 HD7.

However, Harry adds again, now Qualcomm has provided a large amount of investment in optimizing the chipset platform for Windows Phone 7.

During this time, the chipset-Snapdragon chipset is commonly used by the handset's Android-based handset. Some famous Android phones, like Google Nexus One, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, Acer Stream / Liquid, or HTC Desire also use Snapdragon chipsets.

The presence of Snapdragon in Windows 7 Phone might enlarge the market share of Qualcomm chipsets to compete with Nvidia's Tegra chipset, Texas Instruments OMAP 4, A4 used the iPhone, and Marvell chipsets that use Blackberry.

According to research firm IDC, Microsoft still has a market share of 6.4 percent of the smartphone, the smallest among Symbian (42.7 percent), BlackBerry (17.6 percent), Android (15.8 percent), and the IOS (13.3 percent .)

According to analysts Trefis, if Microsoft can improve its market share to 10 percent with Windows 7 Phone presence in 2011, means that Windows can increase the contribution of additional sales of 14 million chipsets-Snapdragon chipset, to Qualcomm.

"We expect our market share in chipsets Qualcomm CDMA phones will range from 65 percent in 2011. Supplement 14 million Snapdragon chipset will add Qualcomm's market share to 67 percent in 2010," said Trefis, to the site International Business Times.

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