HTC moving away from Qualcomm

After a lot of bad press, it seems HTC has had enough of Qualcomm’s sluggish chips. According to Digitimes, in 2009 HTC will be releasing up to 10 new handhelds, and unlike last year, these will not be exclusively using Qualcomm chipsets, but will instead be hedging their bets by also using Ericsson’s Mobile Platform (EMP).

EMP delivers one of the smallest tri-band 3.5G chipsets, so we can look forward to another generation of super-small and thin smartphones.

Of course we know Qualcomm is scrambling to fix their chips (or at least their drivers), so it all may turn out to be good in the end. Its certain however that Qualcomm is very much reaping what they sowed in 2007 and 2008.


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