Qualcomm’s smartbook range is bound to get another addition by way of HP. Qualcomm has announced that they are currently working with HP to make a smartbook with features – you’ve heard before – like faster processing speeds, 3G, Wi-Fi connectivity, all-day battery life etc. The HP’s offering will run on QSD8250 aka 1GHz Snapdragon processor but the major difference between both the offerings would be the OS. HP’s unnamed smartbook will run Android while Skylight runs a customized version of Linux. HP has clearly chance of gaining an upper hand by releasing a similar Skylight spec’d machine (with Android, of course) at a lower price.
HP will display a working prototype at the Digital Experience and Showstoppers event in Las Vegas.