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Qualcomm Starts Hyping New Dual-core Processors, Developer Phone Available

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We’re currently only able to enjoy NVIDIA’s dual-core processors in phones and tablets at this point, but Qualcomm wants to make sure you aren’t forgetting about what they have in store, the MSM8660.  This would be Qualcomm’s first dual-core processor, but one that is the world’s first a-synchronous processor meaning each core can operate at up to 1.5GHz.  This is an insane amount of power here, but it’s only getting better.

Qualcomm is offering up this new 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon to developers in their new MDP (Mobile Developer Platform) unit, so that you can begin to optimize games and other apps before this chip hits consumer units.  Calling it a “beast” is an understatement.  Along with the new MSM8660, the device has their new Adreno 220 GPU, 13MP camera, HDMI-out, and runs Gingerbread.  Now, it may not be the prettiest of devices, but who wouldn’t want to take a spin with an unreleased dual-core processor?  Oh, it’ll cost you $1350 though.  You can see a full preview of the device in the video at the top.

Down below though, you are getting a quick look at how Snapdragons handle Flash video better than anyone else, plus you’ll see the future of 1080p on-device playback through the MDP.  Even Qualcomm knows how to hypebeast.  +1  

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  • http://www.laptopreviews2u.com Rettege243

    The knowledge that what you get can sometimes be considerably

  • Dodgesityballer

    If phones with these specs are gonna cost me $1300 dollars then it looks like this Thunderbolt might be my last. Until i hit the lottery -__-

  • http://profiles.google.com/tkimball00 Timothy Kimball

    loving it

  • Goblueboy

    so anyone else think that this will probably die in about sayyyyyy 2-4 hours?

    • Dodgesityballer

      NO! Looks like your on your own

  • Anonymous

    I want that launcher! Did you guys see how the fish swam by and made the icons move in their bubbles? AWESOME!!

  • MK17

    Not sure if I truly need it in my phone but this is obviously what tablets need.

    For me, I think it is getting to the point where I want my phone to have wireless tether, basic email checking, a light, a map and be an actual phone. Then I plan on getting a tablet to replace the laptop and all the things I did on my phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674902817 Zach Davis

    only $1,350 to get one O.o

  • Anonymous

    BATTERY LIFE CELL PHONE COMPANIES!~BATTERY LIFE!!!

  • yadayadahuh

    whats the battery life on this sucker????

  • Anonymous

    But can it run Crysis?

  • TeflonBilly

    They want 1350 for this phone. To rich for my blood.

  • TeflonBilly

    They want 1350 for this phone. To rich for my blood.

    • Jchammer123

      It’s really only for developers to test and develop their products for. Plus it’s ugly as sh**, lol. But I will be looking for the first phone to have this in it!!!

      • Anonymous

        It is a little hard on the eyes but I kinda like the way it looks. It’s whats inside that counts though.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait to see this beast in 2012 in the Droid 4 / Droid X 3 / Thunderbolt 2 / Incredible 3 / Galaxy S III.

    I hope my Thunderbolt isn’t obsolete by then!

  • Kevoskee

    Too much money but too much power also. Sounds badass, but that’s a down payment for a car or something

    • Anonymous

      It’s a monthly mortgage payment for me. Hmmm, decision made.

  • Bunie

    I smell a droid!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Morris/551355755 William Morris

    This makes me happy that HTC uses Snapdragon.

  • Stephen D

    I call fake on their “comparison” video. It’s shopped. The device on bottom is playing a slide show or something. And the Exynos is still faster…

    • Anonymous

      How does the Mali400 compare to the Adreno220? Off to Google!

      • Stephen D

        Still too early to call. At first, the Mali 400 was performing worse, but now that the GS2 is out and drivers are fixed up, it performs better, so it isn’t fair to say until a device with the new Snapdragon is released.

  • Mrpicolas

    To bad it has no cellular radio though… They just need to make it a phone already

    • Mii

      No Joke, If this was 3g 4g ready i would buy one today.

    • Dodgesityballer

      No cellular radio!??? So what the h*** is it?

  • Anonymous

    Pure Vanilla Baby, and All of that power is a major rush. Moto, HTC and all of the rest just got B*tch slapped for being stupid LMAO!!! Very Imperessive.

    I bet Kellex already has one on the way :)

  • Princesation

    i want this on the Droid 3 lmao

    • vanilla ice

      Great. Soon our phones are going to have fans and be as loud as my xbox 360. Bahhaha.

      • Anonymous

        Hit like instead of reply, but previously they said it would run on less power than current chips, or at least less power to processing power ratio. Shouldn’t run too hot.

        • MK17

          With the ability to vary voltage it seems like you could all but turn one processor off and have the other running super low voltage while the phone is resting

  • Mike

    well this just took a dump on my thunderbolt….

    exciting to get a peek at the (near) future….

  • Mike

    what version of android supports html5 in the browser?

  • Anonymous

    i*hone wishes