This year – it seems – is marked by the invasion of tablets. Qualcomm, maker of the Snapdragon chipset, said that it knows of 20 tablets with its dual-core processor slated for release in the next year. You heard it right – that is twenty dual-core tablets:
“We have over 20 designs in process,” Qualcomm said at a pre-conference briefing. And to be exact about timing we have to mention that the tablets are to come out in the next 12 months, according to Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs.
Currently, we can think of one recent device featuring Qualcomm's dual-core Snapdragon chip – the HP TouchPad. And while it certainly looks great with its 9.7-inch screen and unique webOS, it seems like just one of many more to come. The recently announced HTC Flyer also has a Snapdragon CPU and is expected to be released in the second quarter of the year, but it doesn't fit the dual-core criterion. It seems that this year is going to bring a lot more tablets than what we see at MWC, don't you think?