Qualcomm (Insights…CES 2013 Part 3 of 5)

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Are you born mobile?

Dell XPS 10 with Windows RT

That is the question Qualcomm Chairman and CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs asks.

An intriguing question from the leader in true mobile technologies. If you own a phone (smart or not), you likely own a device powered by Qualcomm technologies. The brand name may not be recognized by your students, but your students are certainly the mass buyers.

Qualcomm enters 2013 with an aim to raise performance and expectations for mobile natives and their devices. Microsoft is partnered with Qualcomm do that in the world of Windows.

First, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon ARM-based SoC processor is featured in all of the top-selling Windows Phone 8 devices from HTC and Nokia. Dell, Microsoft, and Qualcomm have delivered an industry-first with the Dell XPS 10 tablet with Windows RT (pictured above).

This summer, Qualcomm expects to release the next generation Snapdragon processors. The flagship is the Snapdragon 800.

This next generation of Snapdragon processors opens the door to computational photography–where software and processors are used in concert with light and lens to produce hi-res photos.  This new computational capacity also enables 4K resolution (or UltraHD) video capture. UltraHD resolution is as near to how our natural eyes see the world as we can currently get with consumer technology. Teachers and students can capture the world as it truly is…versus a digital approximation of the world.

Qualcomm’s advances push the mobile segment further and breathes fresh new competition into the mainstream of mobile phones to tablets.  This summer begins the next wave of personal computing experiences for mobile natives.

Below is the full keynote from CES 2013.  There are some surprise guests in this particular keynote and some clever demonstrations of things to come.  Leave your comments below.

Video: Qualcomm Born Mobile Keynote at CES 2013