Aug 122010

A few years ago, QualComm was all but irrelevant in the smartphone CPU space – Intel dominated the market, with Samsung fighting to keep a small market share. Intel has since sold its assets to Marvell, who have all but disappeared – leaving Samsung and QualComm to fight it out.

So far, Samsung had the faster CPU. ComputerWorld now reports the following:

The company will ship the dual-core QSD8672 chip with CPU cores running at up to 1.5GHz, said Mark Frankel, vice president of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. The chip could go into smartphones, tablets and low-cost laptops, he said.

Frankel pegged the launch date for devices with the new chip for early next year, adding that aggressive vendors could launch products “by Christmas” — or the fourth quarter — this year, Frankel said.

Let’s see how strong the devices will really be (and how many applications are actually multithreaded)…

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