Qualcomm unveils netbook prototype with Snapdragon CPU
Qualcomm is showing off several concept designs for mobile devices built around the company’s new Snapdragon chipset. Wht makes the Snapdragon platform different from say, an Intel platform is that it’s ARM-based and includes built-in support for 3G connectivity.
The two devices Qualcomm is showcasing at the moment represent two different markets for the chips: Netbooks and handheld Mobile Internet Devices or MIDs. The machines are capable of running Windows Mobile or Linux, and the netbook style device appears to have a full keyboard, no touchpad, and a touchscreen display that can be swiveled and folded down to let you use the netbook in tablet mode.
There’s no word on whether these particularly units will ever make it to market or if they’re just concepts. But they’re still fun to look at.