Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has developed a new, low-cost computing platform that it hopes will provide an alternative to Windows-based PCs in parts of the world where traditional broadband connections aren't available.
The new platform called Kayak will be based on Qualcomm's dual-core MSM7 series chipsets. Eventually, the design could also include Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipsets, which offer both GSM-based and CDMA-based 3G technologies.
Qualcomm hopes the Kayak platform can fill a much needed niche between Windows PCs and smart phones when it comes to providing Internet-enabled devices in the developing world. PCs or laptops are often too expensive … Read more