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Wistron Firstbook Snapdragon-based 3G netbook

Discussion in 'News' started by D_o_S, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. D_o_S

    D_o_S Moderator

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    The Wistron Firstbook is a Linux-based netbook featuring the same chipset as the Toshiba TG01, the Snapdragon from ARM. Its form factor is similar to that of the Sony VAIO P. The Firstbook packs 3G WWAN connectivity and a widescreen display.

    It remains unclear whether the Wistron Snapdragon netbook is a product headed toward production or merely a demonstration platform for ARM. It is possible that some manufacturer will take the product and brand it as its own.


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  2. Akumos


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    Sounds cool, thanks DOS!!

    Would you have to pay a subscription for 3G usage?
  3. MrMilli

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    Snapdragon isn't from ARM but it's made by Qualcomm.
    The Scorpion cpu inside the Snapdragon SOC is not even based on any ARM core but it's a full in-house design by Qualcomm. It uses the same instruction set as the Cortex A8 but it's more powerfull. It also includes a (now ex-AMD/ATI) Imageon gpu.
    So aside from the instruction set, ARM has nothing to do with this.

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