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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Netbook is a Tablet

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snapdragon Kevin Tofel picked up an interesting tip yesterday. It looks like Qualcomm is showing off a concept Netbook featuring their Snapdragon chipset and a Tablet-like swivel hinge. The Snapdragon chipset is an ARM-based processor and as Kevin points out, that might mean a possible instant-on (or near instant-on) boot up. It would also support both Linux and Windows Mobile.

Again this is really more concept than reality at the moment, but Kevin has a good rundown of how the Snapdragon chipset compares to Intel’s Atom in his post. I wouldn’t expect this swivel screen concept to be more than a touch screen.

Warner Crocker is a professional theatre director, producer and playwright and also a Tablet PC enthusiast. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Tablet PCs. Send email to Warner. You can follow him on Twitter or Google+

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  1. jkkmobile

    12/06/2008 at 7:06 am

    hmm… how arm cpu enables instant on??

    .. midinux, winmo etc boots as long as any other os on any cpu.. it’s OS’s ( like winmo )standby that makes “instant-on”, not the cpu

  2. aswfreak12

    12/06/2008 at 9:23 am

    With that screen size your not going to be able to write much more that a post-it.

  3. xmangerm

    12/07/2008 at 10:10 am

    I seem to squeeze a tad bit more than a post-it on my U810. Nevertheless, it is a small area to work with but does the job when I am underway.

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