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At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit today, the majority of the keynote was aimed squarely at how a new product segment of ‘Always Connected PCs’ with all-day battery life will bridge the gap between the utility of a smartphone and the productivity of a PC. The critical take home message from Qualcomm, and the partners that showed devices at the event, was that by using a smartphone chip on a smaller PCB and an integrated modem, laptop designs could be stuffed with a battery and as long as it has the right OS and software combination, it will offer a better user experience than what is available currently. Qualcomm has extensively worked with Microsoft on creating a version of Windows 10 that works on their Snapdragon 835 SoCs, and is now ready to declare deployment.
Joining Qualcomm on the stage for the announcement were the key partners (from left to right):
- Jerry Shen, ASUS CEO: Announcing the ASUS NovaGo
- Kevin Lensing, CVP and GM of Client at AMD: Announcing Ryzen Mobile partnership
- Cristiano Amon, EVP Qualcomm Technologies
- Terry Myerson, EVP of Microsoft Windows and Devices: Announcing Windows 10 on ARM
- Gunther Ottendorfer, COO of Sprint: Reinforcing Connectivity Partnership
- Kevin Front, VP and GP of Consumer Systems HP: Announcing HP Envy x2
Cristiano Amon, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies and president of QCT, was joined on stage by senior executives from Microsoft, Asus, Sprint, HP and AMD announcing the new class of Always Connected PC, at Qualcomm’s second annual Technology Summit Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 in Maui, HI. Photo Source: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.?
Now creating a new product category that is successful is difficult. How many attempts at a tablet were there before the market warmed to them, for example. Or consider how many smart watches have come and gone since the inception. As bright as all the semblance of new technology is, the major incumbent in the notebook PC space also had something
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