Note - Qualcomm is the only chipmaker that provides processor for Windows Phones right now
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.
(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)
Jacobs: It's pretty clear you guys have completely reimagined Widows
Ballmer: Thanks Jacobs for being a good partner, etc.
And Ballmer has left the stage.
Jacobs: As we've seen, there are some pretty fantastic phones out there
Windows Phone 8X by HTC. Giving some of these away to 100 lucky winners in tonight's audience.
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.
Everyone is scrambling right now to find their buttons
Today i'm pleased to announce the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series.
Exceptional performance, enhanced graphics.
In terms of performance per watt, outperforms all of the competition, even their newest chips.
We have an even bigger chip. I'm going to show you the next big leap in mobile.
Now we've got another video demo. Pretty funny actually. About a dragon. Cute
Snapdragon. The name of the chip. Get it?
Announcing the new flagship Snapdragon 800
Most advanced wireless processor ever built. This little chip is going to make a bit impact. First premium processor for smartphones, tablets, computers
75 percent better performance. That's a huge leap.
More than 50 design wins already. Setting the standard for excellence in mobile computing.
LTE advanced for download speeds up to 150 Mbps. That got some whistles in the audience.
Also features latest Wi-Fi tech called Vibe (802.11 ac). Much, much faster.
Also features a quad-core CPU. Peak speeds of up to 2.3 Ghz per core.
Next chip will be in hands the second half of this year.
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.
Tablets - not a video. This is being rendered in real time on the screen.
Showing off what the graphics look like
Snapdragon 800 GPU running in full HD resolution at 30 frames a second
This is console quality gaming on a mobile device
(Note - I think Nvidia would probably disagree with that. The graphics/mobile chip maker unveiled its own gaming tablet last night)