Category: Qualcomm

Pierre Cardin 9.7″ and 7″ Android Tablets

Posted by – January 15, 2011

Pierre Cardin Communication Electronics also called Shenzhen Vogues Industries are showing these new interesting Android tablets, one is 9.7″ same LG IPS capacitive panel as on iPad running on Rockchip RK29xx series with front and back cameras, another tablet is 7″ capacitive Samsung ARM Cortex-A8 Hummingbird tablet to be sold at $150 in bulk, and they also make a probably cheap 3.5″ Qualcomm MSM7227 mobile phone as well.

Qualcomm’s dual-core snapdragon was at CES 2011

Posted by – January 14, 2011

I didn’t have time to find it when I tried to find new stuff at Qualcomm’s CES booth, but they did show a reference platform for their upcoming dual-core Snapdragon MSM8660 to some bloggers at CES 2011 and they posted an official video here:

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Expect to see more on Qualcomm’s Dual Core Snapdragon at Mobile World Congress next month.

Here’s an interview showing Qualcomm MSM8660 reference prototype at CES 2011 posted by


Zaidtek E7 and Zaidtek H7 Android Tablets

Posted by – January 14, 2011

Zaidtek E7 is an ARM11 Qualcomm MSM7227 based Android 2.1 capacitive tablet. You can notice that it looks similar to the Aigo N700 tablet that I posted earlier. This video also features the Zaidtek H7 Rockchip ARM9 RK2818 Android tablet. Prices are $350 and $250 respectively both including the built-in 3G modem for bulk orders of at least 200 pieces.

Aigo N700, 7″ capacitive Android Tablet with built-in 3G

Posted by – January 13, 2011

Aigo is a Chinese company who has been making portable media players for a while and now they are doing this capacitive 7″ Android tablet, it’s powered by Qualcomm MSM7227 ARM11 processor, comes with built-in 3G CDMA modem for around $450 unlocked retail price. So it is cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but it’s also using a cheaper 600mhz ARM11 processor.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

Posted by – January 9, 2011

Here’s a new sleek, super slim, super light, 117gr, Android Super Phone by Sony Ericsson using the new 4.2″ Sony Bravia Reality Display technology which is a very bright, vivid colors, sharper image high end LED backlit LCD.

Sharp Galapagos 3D Android Smartphone

Posted by – January 9, 2011

Uses the same 3D screen that is in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS device.

LG revolution 4.3″ Android phone

Posted by – January 8, 2011

Here’s a 4.3″ capacitive LTE enabled phone by LG powered by the Qualcomm MSM8655 processor.

Microsoft shows full Windows for ARM Powered devices

Posted by – January 6, 2011

Check this out. This is the full Windows on ARM platforms developed by Texas Instruments, Qualcomm and Nvidia. Microsoft demonstrates a recompiled version of Microsoft Office for ARM, some other apps, talks about how it will support all the apps on ARM, this is awesome.

Lenovo LePad Qualcomm Snapdragon Tablet U1 that docks in Intel core i5 laptop

Posted by – January 5, 2011

The Lenovo ARM Powered tablet is $500 and the optional Intel laptop dock part is something like $800. Lenovo had shown this last year with a previous Snapdragon and Thunderbird’s customized Ubuntu Linux on the ARM part which I filmed then, but now they updated the ARM part to Android 2.2 on Qualcomm’s 8X50A is 1.3ghz 45nm processor (which they might upgrade to Qualcomm’s dual-core processor by the time this tablet comes out with Android Honeycomb), they say it’ll upgrade to Honeycomb, and it uses Lenovo’s LeAndroid UI layer (similar to LePhone UI that is available on the Chinese market, notice Paul Otelinni at Lenovo’s Aquanox party in the background of my last year’s LePhone video) as default home replacement. Benchmark of top ARM Cortex-A8 SoC GPUs

Posted by – December 19, 2010

Check out this interesting GLBenchmark 2.0 at, they compare the performance in benchmarks for following devices:
– Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy S using SGX540
– myTouch 4G and T-Mobile G2 using Adreno 205
– iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad using SGX535
– Nokia N900 and Motorola Droid using SGX530
– Nexus One, Optimus One and HTC EVO 4G using Adreno 200

Not in the benchmark, Droid X, Droid 2 and the Archos Gen8 Tablets have SGX535.

It will be interesting to see what will happen once possibly more competition comes with ARM Mali-400 in the upcoming ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processors and where its performance might be. Also I’d like to know what kind of performance Tegra 2 does for this 3D stuff. What Qualcomm Adreno 220 is cooking for its upcoming dual-core Snapdragons. And what 3D on-die GPU Marvell is going to use (supposedly does 200 million triangles per second) in its upcoming 628 Tri-core processor.

Find the full GLBenchmark 2.0 article over at:

Huawei IDEOS X5 and X6 Android phones released

Posted by – December 12, 2010

After the low cost $150 2.8″ capacitive Huawei IDEOS U8150 (also known as Huawei Ascend?), Huawei is now also bringing larger screen perhaps a bit higher end X5 at 3.8″ and X6 at 4.1″ screen sizes, also including a 1Ghz processor and a HDMI output. It will be interesting to see at what prices those are going to be sold at unlocked, if Huawei plans to provide cheaper alternatives to the high end Android phones.


Windows Phone 7 Developer Ecosystem presented by Charlie Kindel at LeWeb 2010

Posted by – December 10, 2010

Charlie Kindel is the General Manager of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Developer Ecosystem. He tells us about some of the features of the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 platform. You can watch Charlie Kindel’s Q&A at LeWeb 2010 here. LG Optimus P500 Android Smartphone

Posted by – November 5, 2010

Nicole of Netbooknews reports from the LG Optimus press conference in Taiwan. The phone is a 480×320 3.2″ Android phone to retail unlocked for about $332 in Taiwan. It uses the 600Mhz ARM11 Qualcomm MSM7227 processor.

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Windows Phone 7 to be launched today

Posted by – October 11, 2010

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Watch my video of Windows Phone 7 filmed last february featuring a demonstration of the OS by Windows Phone 7 product manager Erik Helgerson. Smart phones are the new PC, the fastest growing consumer electronics segment, within a year or two, more smart phones will be sold worldwide each year than PCs and Laptops. This is why Microsoft is trying very hard to bring this new smart phone OS, based on Windows CE 7, they seem to be even suing Android manufacturers like Motorola for not using it.

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A tour of Qualcomm’s secret R&D research center

Posted by – October 4, 2010
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HTC Wildfire

Posted by – September 5, 2010

Quick overview of the HTC Wildfire, 259€ smart phone as presented at the T Mobile booth at IFA. Sorry about the manual focus set to infinity, I still forgot to put it back to auto after filming the fireworks.

ViewSonic ViewPad 7

Posted by – September 3, 2010

ARM11 based 7″ capacitive Android 2.2 tablet. They will launch this for 399€. I previously unveiled this design at Computex as the 7″ capacitive Foxconn Qualcomm MSM7227 based Android tablet:

Dell promotes the 5″ Android Tablet form factor

Posted by – June 21, 2010

Here’s my review of the Dell Streak, 5″ capacitive Qualcomm Snapdragon powered Android Tablet, as posted by a few minutes after I first tried to use his unit at the recent Computex in Taiwan.

The 4.8″ to 5″ Android Tablet is in my opinion the coolest and the best size for a Tablet because it is the largest possible screen that fits in most pockets, thus this form factor Android tablet can be carried around everywhere with the largest screen size for web browsing and watching videos and launching apps always available.

Archos created and has been selling this form factor since 2003 with their release of the Archos AV300, back then the first large screen PMP device. Since 2005, Archos released the first WiFi enabled touch screen embedded Linux Qtopia based PMA430 and for over 9 months, the Android based Archos 5 Internet Tablet has been available on the market at $249 in Radio Shack.

The release of the Dell Streak is a good thing for Archos as it popularizes the form factor. Also, I believe Archos has some advantages even with their 9 month old Android product such as pricing with a 9 month old pricing that is at about half the launch price of the Dell Streak, support for all video codecs and high profile H264, larger storage capacities up to 500GB, HDMI output, USB host and a bunch of other features. Also, Archos is expected to release 45nm based OMAP3640 Android tablet devices by September, thus further improving on the features and on the price/value performance.

Acer Stream: New 3.7″ 1 GHz Android Phone

Posted by – June 9, 2010

Acer is launching this new 3.7″ AMOLED, 1ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon based Android 2.1 phone with the new customized Acer user interface layer on top of Android.

Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660, the third generation, 45nm dual-core 1.2ghz

Posted by – June 4, 2010

At Computex 2010, Qualcomm announced the sampling of their third generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660, it’s a 45nm process, dual-core 1.2ghz. Here’s an interview with Mark Frankel, product manager of the Snapdragon processors at Qualcomm.