Windows Phone 8 to be powered by Snapdragon S4 for now

Qualcomm was announced as the exclusive chipset provider for all upcoming Windows Phone 8 handsets at the conference held earlier today. However, during the announcement, the specifics as to what chipsets would be used were not discussed. However, we have learned from Qualcomm that the first set of devices will feature the MSM8960 Pro dual-core Krait (Snapdragon S4 Plus). The company also clarified that other chipsets will be used at a later time.

Qualcomm has maintained a good relationship with Microsoft and has supported its devices since the now-dated Windows Mobile platform. We look forward to seeing what Qualcomm brings to the table and how Microsoft’s new mobile OS runs on it.

Is this a smart move by Microsoft? Was anybody expecting more? Let us know in the comments section.

Source: Engadget

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