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Asus Eee PC spotted running Android, Qualcomm CPU

Looks like several reporters at Computex Taipei 2009 have noticed an Asus Eee PC netbook that had the Google Android operating system installed and a 1GHz Qualcomm CPU under the hood.Qualcomm was behind the system, designed to demonstrate its low-power Snapdragon platform, which can support 720p video, a 12MP camera and 1280x720 WXGA resolution.

June 1, 2009 by

Qualcomm picks up AMD's graphics assets

Qualcomm said Tuesday that it has acquired "certain graphics and multimedia technology assets" from AMD's handheld business.The acquisition (statement) was only for $65 million so we're not talking a huge deal, but what used to constitute AMD's handheld business is off the chipmaker's books as it focuses on its core PC and graphics semiconductor markets.

January 19, 2009 by

Qualcomm's Kayak "PC alternative" pictured

Here's a picture of Kayak, the "PC alternative" for emerging markets that Qualcomm announced yesterday. It looks pretty much the way the company described it: sort of a cross between the Apple Mac Mini--bring your own monitor, keyboard and mouse--and the OLPC's XO laptop with its rabbit-ear antennae.

November 13, 2008 by

Qualcomm floats 'PC alternative' 3G device

Qualcomm on Wednesday entered the Internet device market with a "PC alternative" designed to give netbooks some competition in emerging markets.The device, dubbed Kayak, is designed to use 3G wireless connectivity and be completely free of landlines and other accessories to connect to the Internet.

November 11, 2008 by

Qualcomm CEO's PC, possibly secrets, vanish

According to the Associated Press, a portable computer belonging to Qualcomm Inc. founder and Chairman Irwin Jacobs -- which apparently contained valuablecompany secrets -- disappeared from a hotel conference room momentsafter he addressed a national business journalists' meeting.

September 17, 2000 by

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