Microsoft and Qualcomm Working to Make It Easier to Create Smartphones

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Today there was one of those notices that, on the surface might seem boring to some, but in reality is quite important.

Qualcomm and Microsoft have jointly announced that they will work together to port the Windows Mobile operating system to the Qualcomm Mobile Station Modem (MSM) chipsets.

While this might not seem like an important development to some people, this collaboration will allow device manufacturers to develop Windows Mobile-powered phones with MSM chipsets in significantly less time.

The time savings comes from the fact that, in the past, each company had to do the work on its own to integrate the MSM with Windows Mobile devices.

This collaboration is expected to bear fruit in the second half of this year.

Details on the Mobile Station Modem Chipsets

Convergence Platform 7XXX- series MSM chipsets from Qualcomm feature a dual-core architecture with an integrated ARM11 applications processor and ARM9 modem processor.

The work by both companies will let device-makers take advantage of the CDMA2000 1XEV-DO and UMTS modem features as well as the hardware-accelerated multimedia capabilities, multi-megapixel camera support, 3-D graphics, and Assisted-GPS engines from the Launchpad suite of technologies integrated with Convergence Platform MSM chipsets.

 

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