#CES 2010: Qualcomm announces new Brew MP, Snapdragon Android smartbook from HP

Qualcomm (which might power Verizon’s rumored iPhone) has just announced its new Brew Mobile Platform, presented as a mobile OS capable of providing “high-end features across all 3G technologies and virtually all market tiers of mobile devices, including the emerging low-cost smartphone category and other data-rich feature phones.”

Compatible with the previous versions of the OS, the new Brew MP will run on phones that should hit the US and other markets “by the late summer of 2010.”

As announced yesterday, AT&T is among the carriers that will launch Brew phones. Interested app developers can already download the Brew SDK for AT&T here.

Brew aside, Qualcomm has also unveiled HP’s first Snapdragon Android smartbook – which doesn’t have a name yet, but it was showcased today at CES 2010.

Qualcomm HP Snapdragon Android smartbook

The new Android smartbook from HP and Qualcomm is slim and lightweight, and features a resistive touchscreen display, 3G, Wi-Fi and “long battery life”. A video preview of the smartbook can be watched below (via jkkmobile):

Qualcomm didn’t say when the HP Android smartbook will be available. However, it looks like the device will be cheap – which is obviously good news.

Via Press release and Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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