Qualcomm Targets Sub-$150 Smartphones with Versatile, High-performance Chipset Supporting All Leading Mobile OS
New MSM7227 Solution Enables Mass-market Smartphones with High-end Processing Performance and Advanced Mobile Multimedia
SAN DIEGO - Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, announced the new Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM7227™ chipset designed to enable high-performance, sub-$150 Smartphones. The MSM7227 solution will offer advanced processing and rich multimedia while utilizing HSDPA /HSUPA for broadband data speeds over 3G networks. It also can support all leading mobile operating systems including Android, Symbian S60, Windows Mobile® and BREW® Mobile Platform.
“We see a significant opportunity to bring the best features of today’s Smartphones to the mass-market segment,” said Alex Katouzian, vice president of product management, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “Our new MSM7227 chipset offers manufacturers an attractive blend of performance and price, software re-use from the prior MSM7xxx-series products, and support for the industry’s leading mobile operating systems.”
The new MSM7227 chipset features a 600 MHz applications processor with a floating point unit, 320 MHz application DSP, 400 MHz modem processor, hardware-accelerated 3D graphics, integrated Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS , 8 megapixel camera and 30 fps WVGA video encode and decode and display support. Manufacturers already using Qualcomm’s MSM7xxx-series chipsets can transition easily to the MSM7227 platform as the software is virtually identical and the package pin layout is very similar. The MSM7227 chipset offers a small 12mm x 12mm footprint and lower power consumption than the previous MSM7xxx-series chips.
The MSM7227 chipset is sampling now and commercial Smartphones based on the chip are expected to launch later this year.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.
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