CES 2013: Qualcomm keynote live blog

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs will take the stage to talk up the mobile revolution.

  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:50:44 AM
    Jacobs: What about these phones?
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:50:54 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:51:13 AM
    Ballmer: The new Windows Phones are incredible. In November, reported sales of Windows were four times better than year earlier. Christmas sales five times better.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:51:28 AM
    Windows Phone 8X by HTC, Nokia Lumia 920
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:51:40 AM
    Nothing new here, guys. We've already seen these
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:51:59 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:52:04 AM
    Note - Qualcomm is the only chipmaker that provides processor for Windows Phones right now
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:52:40 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:52:41 AM
    Ballmer: we wanted a phone that could be personal for all of us. We also designed windows phone to be the best phone for anyone using a Windows PC or tablet.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:52:58 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:53:18 AM
    (Also note - Windows RT is having some struggles so far. The Dell device that uses Qualcomm chips just started shipping last month, and I don't think the Samsung product has hit the market yet)
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:53:34 AM
    Jacobs: It's pretty clear you guys have completely reimagined Widows
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:53:38 AM
    *Windows
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:53:54 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:54:02 AM
    Ballmer: Thanks Jacobs for being a good partner, etc.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:54:09 AM
    And Ballmer has left the stage.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:54:23 AM
    Jacobs: As we've seen, there are some pretty fantastic phones out there
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:54:37 AM
    Windows Phone 8X by HTC. Giving some of these away to 100 lucky winners in tonight's audience.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:54:58 AM
    Everyone had a born mobile card on his/her chair when got here. If take to Qualcomm exhibit, will be able to see if have one of the lucky buttons.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:55:01 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:55:06 AM
    Everyone is scrambling right now to find their buttons
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:55:23 AM
    Today i'm pleased to announce the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:55:29 AM
    Exceptional performance, enhanced graphics.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:55:39 AM
    In terms of performance per watt, outperforms all of the competition, even their newest chips.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:55:41 AM
    That's not all.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:55:48 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:55:54 AM
    We have an even bigger chip. I'm going to show you the next big leap in mobile.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:56:41 AM
    Now we've got another video demo. Pretty funny actually. About a dragon. Cute
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:56:42 AM
  • Martin Filomeno 1/8/2013 2:56:50 AM
    what was the point of that?
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:56:53 AM
    Snapdragon. The name of the chip. Get it?
  • Fred Sanford 1/8/2013 2:57:03 AM
    I don't see how this is new? Windows Phone Tiles are the same thing as Android Phone Widgets. Did I miss something?
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:57:07 AM
    Announcing the new flagship Snapdragon 800
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:57:28 AM
    Most advanced wireless processor ever built. This little chip is going to make a bit impact. First premium processor for smartphones, tablets, computers
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:57:36 AM
    75 percent better performance. That's a huge leap.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:57:38 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:57:47 AM
    More than 50 design wins already. Setting the standard for excellence in mobile computing.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:58:02 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:58:03 AM
    LTE advanced for download speeds up to 150 Mbps. That got some whistles in the audience.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:58:21 AM
    Also features latest Wi-Fi tech called Vibe (802.11 ac). Much, much faster.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:58:33 AM
    Also features a quad-core CPU. Peak speeds of up to 2.3 Ghz per core.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:58:42 AM
    Next chip will be in hands the second half of this year.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:58:59 AM
    Renders video and games in stunning speed. But I don't want to just sit here and talk about it. I'm going to show you what it does.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:59:10 AM
    Tablets - not a video. This is being rendered in real time on the screen.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:59:10 AM
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