Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 04:49 PM | Posted by howard
Paul Jacobs, CEO of San Diego-based Qualcomm, the largest semiconducter supplier in the world, has announced that AT&T will be selling the first-ever smartbook with a Snapdragon chip.
Qualcom has been highly innovative recently in the in-between device market which Apple will presumably be competing in with the introduction of the long-awaited “iTablet.”
As CNN explains, an in-between device balances the always-on capability and low-power requirements of a smarphone with th larger display typical of a netbook.
Qualcomm’s device, made by Leveno Group Ltd., can connect to a cellular network and resembles a thin notebook.
The machine will be officially revealed at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show.