Windows Mobile Powered Mini-notebooks in 2009, says Qualcomm

Qualcomm, eager to join the cheap subnotebook brigade is touting Windows Mobile 7 as the solution for low-power, longer-running min-laptops.  It has today showed off a  linux-powered mini-laptop running on a ARM chip, but Luis Pineda, senior vice president at Qualcomm believed Windows Mobile 7 will be more familiar to Windows users, more laptop friendly than Windows Mobile 6, and the key to the connected sub $300 market.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, which go up to 1Ghz, is already being used in the development of around 20 products, including personal navigation devices from Mio Technology, as well as products from High Tech Computer (HTC) and Samsung Electronics, he said.

“You’ll see a big presence in Snapdragon-based devices at CES 2009,” he said, referring to the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which will be held Jan. 8-11 next year, and promised similar products could be out by the end of this year.

Read more at IDG News.

Qualcomm, eager to join the cheap subnotebook brigade is touting Windows Mobile 7 as the solution for low-power, longer-running min-laptops.  It has today showed off a  linux-powered mini-laptop running on a ARM chip, but Luis Pineda, senior vice president at Qualcomm believed Windows Mobile 7 will be more familiar to Windows users, more laptop friendly than Windows Mobile 6, and the key to the connected sub $300 market.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, which go up to 1Ghz, is already being used in the development of around 20 products, including personal navigation devices from Mio Technology, as well as products from High Tech Computer (HTC) and Samsung Electronics, he said.

“You’ll see a big presence in Snapdragon-based devices at CES 2009,” he said, referring to the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which will be held Jan. 8-11 next year, and promised similar products could be out by the end of this year.

Read more at IDG News.

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