The third generation of the ubiquitous Snapdragon SoC includes the MSM8260 and MSM8660 chipsets for high-end smartphones, which are dual-core, with each core running at up to 1.2 GHz. Even faster version supporting larger screen resolutions is QSD8672 – two cores humming at the sweet 1.5GHz, which will most likely go into tablets
What Mr Jacobs referred to, were the 1.2GHz MSM8260 and MSM8660 dual-core chipsets, which will be hitting devices by Q1 of next year. The QSD8672 brethren is only shipping to manufacturers in Q4, so it will be mid-2011 when we might see 1.5GHz tablets and, maybe, smartphones.
A sad tear is sliding down our cheek now. Bye, bye, rumor of the week, it was good knowing you, HTC HD7, but you have been just somebody's wishful thinking. Well, we guess we'll have to swallow the 1080p video capture and decoding with two cores at only 1.2GHz now.