Qualcomm: Snapdragon devices will be available in 2009

Qualcomm is pushing its new Snapdragon chipset, which is optimized for mobile computing and mobile Internet devices. The company said there are currently 30 devices in development with the chipset--the first coming out in the first half of 2009.

Qualcomm said some of the companies it is currently working with to develop Snapdragon devices include handset makers HTC, LG and Samsung. The chipset will allow handsets to run on Windows Mobile, Google's Android platform and some Linux-based operating systems.

"Many of the customers we are now working with are new to Qualcomm and are looking to Snapdragon to help them succeed in the mobile space," said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.

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