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Palm Pixi's Qualcomm MSM7627 processor gets detailed

News by Brian James Kirk on Tuesday September 15, 2009.

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Qualcomm has unveiled some key specifications for its MSM7627, the chipset used by the recently announced Palm Pixi smartphone device, which we reported on last week.

The powerful new chipset features two ARM cores integrated into a single chip, allowing tasks to be split between a 600MHz application-specific processor and a 400MHz processor dedicated to modem duties. The MSM7627 includes EV-DO Rev A. and HSDPA 7.2Mbps data connectivity support, as well (though the current Pixi does not support HSDPA). The MSM7627 also can handle 30fps WVGA encoding and decoding and has a 200MHz hardware-accelerated 3D graphics core with OpenGL support.

The Pixi features a 2.63-inch Sub-HVGA (320 x 400 pixels) touchscreen display, a 2.0 megapixel camera, Bluetooth support, and 8GB of internal memory, as well. The new device will be available in time for the holidays with Sprint, but exact pricing and availability have not yet been announced. [via EngadgetMobile]


mr @ 11:32:52AM EDT on Tuesday September 15, 2009

MSM7627 does have HSDPA, otherwise, it wouldn't have 7.2 Mbps. It doesn't have HSUPA, which is the faster uplink standard.

Michael Oryl @ 12:02:51PM EDT on Tuesday September 15, 2009

We didn't say it didn't support HSDPA, we said the Pixi (in its current CDMA form) does not support HSDPA. That's simply because it isn't a UMTS device.

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