Qualcomm: Windows Phone 7 does not need dual core processors

Fudzilla cornered Qualcomm to ask them about their relationship with Microsoft, and why all Windows Phones so far only have single cores.

Qualcomm said that Microsoft designed Windows Phone 7 to be very fast and fluid on single-core processors.

“Windows Phone devices are built around specific hardware requirements that drive consistent and high-quality end user experiences. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile processor and chip system software, which today ships in every Windows Phone device, is redefining mobility for consumers around the world by offering an unprecedented combination of mobile processing performance, rich multimedia, GPS, high-performance graphics, wireless connectivity and power efficiency,” claims Qualcomm.

The dual-core brigade of course started with Android, and provides an interesting counterpoint to any Android user bragging about their dual core monster – that the only reason they need a dual core phone is that otherwise it would be ungodly slow if running on a single core.

Fudzilla still expects Windows Phone 7 to go dual core eventually, if only for marketing purposes.

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