Qualcomm Intros Snapdragon 410, Features 64-bit Architecture and LTE for Emerging Markets

Once Apple announced its 64-bit processor in the new iPhone 5S, it was merely a matter of time until other chip makers started to drop updated silicon with the hip new buzz word. We have been reporting on Samsung’s progress towards release of its 64-bit chips, but it appears that Qualcomm has beat them to the punch. Although, you might be surprised at what devices you are likely to find the new Snapdragon 410 inside of, which features the new architecture.  (more…)

Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch Now Available for Pre-order, Still Listed at $349.99

Back on November 18, Qualcomm announced that the Toq smartwatch would officially become available on December 2 for the price of $349. The price blew some people out of the water, but Qualcomm seems quite set on that price point. This morning, they have opened up pre-orders for the device, which will allow you to secure your place as one of the first adopters of the Toq.  (more…)

Qualcomm Announces Next-Gen Snapdragon 805 “Ultra HD” Processor and Adreno 420 GPU

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This morning, Qualcomm introduced the world to the Snapdragon 805, the next generation in its S800 tier of processors. The new S805 is specifically designed to deliver image and graphics experiences at Ultra HD (4K) resolutions, both on your smartphone and while connected to your HDTV at home. Built inside of the S805 is the all new Adreno 420 GPU, which delivers up to 40% more graphics processing power than its predecessor.  (more…)

Qualcomm Toq Available December 2 for $349

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This morning, Qualcomm announced that its smartwatch, dubbed the Toq, will be available December 2 at the starting price of $349.

For those not familiar with Qualcomm’s take on wearables, the Toq features a Mirasol display that allows the device to be seen easily in bright sunlight, but also last for days without a charge. The Toq has no buttons, shows information you need at a glance, is always ready for your interaction, can charge wirelessly, and probably does more useful tasks than the Samsung Galaxy Gear out of the box.  (more…)

Benchmark Apparently Points to New 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon Processor

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The smartphone industry is never standing still. It continues to grow daily and there are companies that push forward, innovate, and break bounds with their products. Qualcomm is a major player in the mobile processor game, with the Snapdragon 600 and 800 chips powering today’s top tier devices such as the American variants of the Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 3, HTC One, LG G2, and the list can go on and on.  (more…)

Qualcomm Sets Up a Sweet Snapdragon-powered Bullet Time Photo Booth

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon team released a video this morning, showing off what its team can do with 130 Snapdragon-powered HTC One smartphones. Bullet Time photo booth, anyone? Using a specially designed rig, each camera lights up when someone or something is taking place inside the booth. Once all is said and done, the images can be stitched together to give off the look of something you would see in The Matrix. It’s pretty neat to say the least.  (more…)

Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch Launches in October, Will Cost You $300

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Yesterday, amid Samsung’s announcement of its very own Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Qualcomm unveiled Toq. The Toq is a Android-exclusive smartwatch that features a reflective Mirasol display, which will allow wearers to view it in any type of lighting. The watch also features wireless charging, plus is capable of running a multitude of applications such as messaging apps, a phone app, email and calendar. It’s your basic smartwatch, but brings a sense of luxury and efficiency that Qualcomm hopes justifies the $300 price tag.  (more…)

Qualcomm Announces Toq Smartwatch, Seemed Like the Perfect Day to do That

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Today, the same day that Samsung announced its very own smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, Qualcomm decided to unveil the Toq. The Toq is the processor-giant’s flagship smartwatch, capable of syncing with your smartphone, then controlling many aspects of the device. The watch can easily handle your music, weather forecasts, text messages, phone calls and your schedule. It features a interferometric modulator display, which “leverages the light around it so you can see your screen anywhere, even in bright sunlight.”  (more…)