Qualcomm Showcases Snapdragon Mobile Development Platform for Developers

First Snapdragon MDP Features 1GHz MSM8655 Chipset, Available in Q4 of 2010

Qualcomm has been showcasing its Snapdragon(TM) Mobile Development Platform (MDP), designed to help content developers and publishers maximize the performance of applications on Snapdragon chipsets, at the Company's second annual Innovation Qualcomm event. The first Snapdragon MDP is based on the 1GHz MSM8655(TM) chipset and features:

  • Sleek smartphone form-factor
  • Support for either Android or Brew Mobile Platform(TM)
  • 3.8" WVGA multi-touch capacitive touch screen display
  • Adreno(TM) 205 graphics processing unit (GPU)
  • Dual cameras including 12-megapixel main camera
  • Embedded accelerometer and gyroscope
  • 16mm stereo loudspeakers and 512 MB of RAM

    "First-generation Snapdragon chipsets are currently in more than 20 commercial smartphones, smartbooks and other connected devices, with more than 100 additional designs in development," said Raj Talluri, vice president of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "The Snapdragon MDP will offer developers a powerful platform that utilizes our latest Snapdragon chipset, the MSM8655 chipset, which delivers a new level of multimedia performance and will help enable the global development community in their efforts to deliver exciting new mobile applications taking advantage of all the hardware capabilities that Snapdragon devices can offer."

    BSQUARE Corporation will be selling, distributing and supporting the MSM8655-based Snapdragon MDP, which is currently available for pre-order at bsquare.com/qualcomm."

    As the leading software solutions provider to the global mobile and embedded device community, we are proud to offer the Snapdragon MDP based on Qualcomm's MSM8655 chipset," said Michael Tidwell, vice president of market development for BSQUARE. "The Snapdragon MDP will help application developers bring their solutions to a market clamoring for new mobile applications, and Qualcomm's chipset technology combined with BSQUARE's world class support, software services and TestQuest testing automation tools will help developers meet this demand as quickly as possible."

    A second-generation Snapdragon MDP based on the dual-core MSM8660(TM) chipset will be available in the first half of 2011.

    About Qualcomm
    Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies. For 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of wireless communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and each other. Today, Qualcomm technologies are powering the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, making wireless devices and services more personal, affordable and accessible to people everywhere. For more information, visit Qualcomm around the Web: http://www.qualcomm.com/

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    Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Adreno, Brew Mobile Platform, MSM8655, MSM8660, and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. In the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the use of the term "Smartbook" in connection with portable computers is reserved exclusively to Smartbook AG, Germany.

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