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Qualcomm has been showing off its Snapdragon chipset for netbooks and mobile devices for a few months in no-name prototype devices. Now Wistron is demonstrating a Snapdragon powered netbook that actually has a name: The Wistron Firstbook.

The Firstbook runs Linux, has a super-widescreen display that helps keep the overall profile of the netbook small, and which makes it look like a Sony Vaio P. Hopefully it won’t carry the same high pricetag as the Vaio P. The Firstbook has integrated 3G wireless capabilities.

It’s still possible this netbook could ship under a different name – or it might not ship at all. But Wistron was showing it off with some other ARM-based devices at Mobile World Congress in February. You can check out a video after the break (the Firstbook section is near the end)

via SlashGear and  WMPowerUser

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4 replies on “Wistron Firstbook sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip – Video”

  1. I’ve compared this unit with the Intel Atom processor and feel the Atom blows this unit away.

  2. Interesting indeed. Not a big fan of the ultra wide screens. Need a lot more information on this unit. Can’t wait for a full review.

  3. If this has a Pixel Qi direct sunlight readable screen with 5 fold the battery use time per charge vs other netbooks (meaning if it has 15-20 hours of use per charge) on a 3 cell battery, and it has touchscreen as well…? Well, that is it, very light, pocketable in a custom pocket, … good to go! Interesting item.

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