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Qualcomm can build a phone with 'similar' performance to that of a PS3, says Qualcomm

Are you a hardcore gamer who shuns mobile games because they just don't rise to your level of sophistication? Then Qualcomm has just the kind of cell phone technology you've been waiting for.

Qualcomm, a leading provider of high-tech chips that power all sorts of electronic devices, has just released a "roadmap" for its future in the mobile phone business.

Between 2011 and 2013, the company will release the latest in its Adreno series of chipsets. In tiny chips just the size of a couple dozen nanometers, the Adreno 3XX line will pack a punch so powerful, it will have "similar" performance to that of the Xbox 360 and PS3, it claims.

Qualcomm says its current mobile technology rivals the processing power of the Wii and PS2. These Adreno chips are under the hood of some of today's top-of-the-line Android smartphones and have gained high praise for their relatively impressive processing power.

The newly-launched Windows Phone 7 operating system is relying heavily on its ability to attract a gaming crowd. Some have referred to it as an Xbox phone platform because it integrates with the user's Xbox Live account. If phone manufacturers start using Qualcomm's new chips and Microsoft's new operating system, then the idea of an "Xbox phone" might actually be closer to the truth that we may have expected.

Additionally, with phones this powerful and Qualcomm so strongly making comparisons to gaming consoles, will there ever be a point where we don't have dedicated handheld game systems and just choose our phones based on gaming preferences? Hmm...that's probably a discussion for another day.

[Source: Anandtech]

Nov 19, 2010

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11 comments

  • centrip - November 22, 2010 9:32 a.m.

    So from the diagram, the Ngage is similar to the PSP? Interesting.
  • PandyBear - November 21, 2010 10:07 p.m.

    4 fooking ad bots, how about you sell something relevant; Like games! we dont want shitty clothing thx. But back to the point, while the chips might be on par with consoles, it wont have the ram, hdd space, and gfx cards etc. Nor will it have a battery good enough to last.
  • asljirk - November 21, 2010 2:17 p.m.

    N-gage lol
  • coda_ - November 20, 2010 7:45 p.m.

    Some are calling bullshit, but i guarantee this is going to happen very soon. Hell, we'll be seeing dual core processors in smart phones by next year and it's only going uphill from there. The only thing that will limit the processing power of a phone is battery life, heat, cost, and size -which are all major factors- but we've all seeing major improvements in all areas of mobile technology and it's only a matter of time until we see current gen graphics on our phones. My prediction: 2012 at the least and 2015 at the most.
  • NeonSalmon - November 20, 2010 10:11 a.m.

    bull shit.
  • D0CCON - November 20, 2010 4:17 a.m.

    @papergoon For the most part, the iphone DOES have better graphics than a DS. It also has proven that it can have equal or even better graphics than a PSP if developers put some time and effort into their iGames. If I bash an Itouch game, it's not because of the graphics, it's because the games are as shallow as a spoon when compared to most DS/PSP games.
  • papergoon - November 20, 2010 2:39 a.m.

    wait a minute, did they just show that the iphone has better graphics than a psp or ds?
  • EnragedTortoise1 - November 19, 2010 11:45 p.m.

    n00b speaks truth. Also, I call bullshit. Prove it, then I'll care.
  • TheWhitestMexican - November 19, 2010 10:40 p.m.

    Could this possibly mean that one day a mobile device would not only be a phone and a handheld gaming device, but also serve as a home console as well?
  • n00b - November 19, 2010 10:39 p.m.

    all i really wanted was buttons
  • ventanger - November 19, 2010 10:38 p.m.

    Are they serious with the N-Gage comparison? Don't stop there guys, compare it to the Jaguar CD and the Phillips CD-i and the Virtual-Boy.

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