Qualcomm offers dual-core Snapdragon chipsets

Not content with pushing handsets like the HTC Desire, Google Nexus One and Dell Streak to the fore, Qualcomm now wants to dominate the next generation of smartphones with the arrival of new dual-core Snapdragon chipsets.

Sound a bit technical? Well in a way it is, especially when we tell you the chips are called the MSM8260 and MSN8660. But it's not what they're called that's important, it is what they will do for your next smartphone.

According to PC Pro, both will use two application processor cores to bump up the power to smartphones for applications such as web browsing and watching video, as well as offering support to 1080p video, integrated GPS, 2D and 3D imagery and supporting 24-bit, WXGA 1,280 x 800 resolution displays.

It shouldn't be long before you see handsets offering all of the above either. Manufacturers are already designing products featuring the new dual-core chips. Whether batteries in said phones can keep up with all that processing power isn't clear. Maybe that's something the boffins can look at next.

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