Qualcomm begins shipping dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processors

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Mobile aficionados with a serious need for processing speed should be all smiles this morning, as Qualcomm has announced that it is now shipping its third-generation Snapdragon processors to its hardware clients. Known as the MSM8360 and the MSM8660, both dual-core chipsets top out at 1.2GHz and provide support for 2D/3D hardware acceleration, OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 acceleration, 1080p video encoding and decoding, integrated GPS, and 24-bit WXGA displays. Where they’re different is that the MSM8360 supports HSPA+ while the MSM8660 plays nice with HSPA+/EV-DO Rev. B. Qualcomm won’t disclose who has already taken ownership of the chipsets, but we imagine it won’t be long before the usual suspects start rolling out new handsets featuring these two lovely ladies.

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