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Qualcomm Shows Off Snapdragon Smartbooks

Jun 02, 2009, 14:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Hachman)

"ASUS, Compal, Foxconn, High Tech Computer (HTC), Inventec, Toshiba and Wistron are among the ODMs showing off wares at the Computex Taipei show, the company said. More than 15 manufacturers are developing more than 30 Snapdragon products, according to the company.

"Qualcomm has claimed that its smartbooks run all day on a single charge (with a weeklong "standby time"), and contain GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. But the company hasn't really articulated its argument for why OEMs and customers should buy a smartbook, versus a traditional netbook powered by a competing processor, like an Intel Atom."

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