By February 7, 2009

HTC to use Qualcomm Snapdragon processors

image According to Digitimes High Tech Computer (HTC) is expected to launch Qualcomm Snapdragon-based mobile devices in the second quarter of 2009. HTC and Toshiba are among more than a dozen device makers that have signed up with Qualcomm to develop mobile computing devices using Snapdragon solutions. Those device makers also include Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Acer, Asustek Computer, Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron, Inventec and Foxconn International Holdings (FIH).

Whilst the news is positive that we will be seeing these top end processors and graphics chips in future mobile phones a few things don’t make sense. Most importantly if these phones are going to be running Windows Mobile then what is the point. Windows Mobile in its current form has reached its peak and is now dated, as we saw with the recent Touch HD its like putting lipstick on a pig, an awesome hardware set being let down by an inferior operating system.  It’s all well and good having great hardware but that has to work in tandem with great software and at this stage we haven’t got the latter and I cannot see 6.5 making that much difference but I stand to be corrected later this month.

An Android handset running with the same hardware may offer something more and that will be an area of interest for the future as it has more room to develop and with it’s open platform we may see much better from Android this year especially when developers are given the opportunity to charge for their applications.

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