Monday, February 11, 2008

Qualcomm Confirmed

I love it when a plan comes together :-).

Engadget confirmed that the Xperia is a HTC product and I can now say with certainty that the processor powering the Xperia is the MSM7200a. This is the 65nm version of the original MSM7200 and has a 528MHz ARM11 processor as well as ATI Imageon video acceleration hardware.

Of course, the question now shifts to whether Qualcomm can leverage this design win to grab any more share within Sony Ericsson. EMP has already announced the U380 which will integrate TI's OMAP3430 to support Windows Mobile as well as Symbian and UIQ. It is scheduled for the 1st half of '09.

Regardless though, this is a very big win for Qualcomm and shows just how well they are doing against the competition. TI's OMAP processors had absolutely dominated the high-end of the WCDMA/HSDPA market, but it looks like the MSM7xxx series is changing that.

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