Qualcomm exec: Nokia Lumia 2520 performance better than Surface 2 “in every area”12
Consumer electronics, and tablets in particular, however, are complex products to build, meaning that manufacturers such as Nokia have to rely on a number of partners. One such partner is Raj Talluri, SVP of product management for Qualcomm's application processors, and he appears intent on pointing out the mistake Microsoft made by going with NVIDIA's Tegra 4 chipset, instead of a mighty Snapdragon 800, for example. Commenting for CNET, Talluri says:
Qualcomm product manager for tablets, Stephen Horton, explains that the reason Microsoft went with NVIDA for the Surface 2 has got to do with timing:
While execs sticking up for their own products sure isn't a newsworthy matter, one could get the idea that Qualcomm are a little ticked off with Microsoft. One could definitely imagine that the silicon slinger is a little worried of perhaps losing Nokia as a client to NVDIA, once the merger between the two companies is complete, though this is purely speculation.
Qualcomm has definitely gotten a fair bit more vocal lately, which is not necessarily a bad thing. That being said, let's just hope that the two execs aren't talking out of turn, and we won't have a rerun of the Apple 64-bit processors fiasco.