Snapdragon 1.2GHz dual-core processor now being shipped by Qualcomm
Now that 1GHz speed has become something of a standard for today's superphones, Qualcomm has raised the bar by shipping its new 1.2GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor-the first dual-core chipset to use the Snapdragon name. Versions are available for both HSPA+ and Ev-Do rev.B handsets. The chip has two cores that together offer the 1.2GHz speed, and supports displays up to WXGA 1280 x 800 pixels, 1080p of video-HD of course, and battery life can be improved thanks to the support for low power modes. The first generation 1GHz Snapdragon chipsets helped set the stage for the current roster of superphones hitting the market like HTC's Droid Incredible, HD2, EVO 4G and the Samsung Galaxy S to name a few. Qualcomm did not mention which manufacturers have placed orders for the new processor, or when we might start to see it under the hood of an upcoming device.