The gigahertz barrier has been broken by Qualcomm's new flagship chipset for next generation smartbooks. Look for a new wave of even smarter smartbooks in 2010. R.C.J.
Qualcomm today announced a new smartphone chipset family that breaks the gigahertz barrier--its MSM7x30 family which features multimedia high-definition video recordin at 720p HD and 30 frames per second, 2D + 3D graphics, Dolby 5.1 surround, sound, 12-megapixel camera, integrated GPS for location-based service, support for multiple mobile operating systems, including Android, Windows Mobile, Brew Mobile Platform and Symbian. Smartbooks based on the MSM7x30 chipset are expected to launch commercially before the end of 2010.