Expect the First Windows 8 Snapdragon PC Late 2012

To have a really competitive tablet computer you need to have a really good battery and a very conservative cpu with a low TDP (Thermal Design Power). The reason is a tablet is even more portable than the old Portable PC. No one wants to hookup to a power adapter just to get through the day. However, maybe at the end of the day when they go to bed they will plug in the tablet. A cell phone style System on a Chip is a much bigger step towards that goal if it can ship in a Windows 8 tablet. Read On:

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Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs, speaking during the San Diego semiconductor companys annual analyst day in New York, said Qualcomm is currently working with Microsoft to ensure that the upcoming Windows 8 operating system will run on its ARM-based Snapdragon SoCs.

via Expect the First Windows 8 Snapdragon PC Late 2012.

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Windows 8 is a’comin’ down the street.  And I bet you’ll see it sooner rather than later. Maybe as early as June on some products. The reason of course is the Tablet Market is sucking all the air out of the room and Microsoft needs a win to keep the mindshare favorable to it’s view of the consumer computer market. Part of that drive is fostering a new level of cooperation with System on chip manufacturers who until now have been devoted to the mobile phone, smart phone market. Now everyone wants a great big Microsoft hope to conquer the Apple iPad in the tablet market. And this may be their only hope to accomplish that in the coming year.

Forrester Research just 2 days ago however predicted the Windows 8 Tablet dead on arrival:

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IDG News Service – Interest in tablets with Microsoft’s Windows 8 is plummeting, Forrester Research said in a study released on Tuesday.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9222238/Interest_waning_on_Windows_8_tablet_Forrester_says

Key to making a mark in the tablet computing market is content, content, content. Performance and specs alone will not create a Windows 8 Tablet market in what is an Apple dominated tablet marketplace, as the article says. It also appears previous players in the failed PC Tablet market will make a valiant second attempt this time using Windows 8 (I’m thinking Fujitsu, HP and Dell according to this article).

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