Speaking to BizIT, Dan Novak, Qualcomm’s vice-president of global marketing may have let slip exactly how many new Windows Phone 7 handsets we can expect this year.
Talking about the increasing dominance of Qualcommâ€™s chipsets he noted:
‘We’ve launched five times as many Android devices as our next competitor,’ he said, adding that the upcoming nine Windows Phone 7 devices will also be based on Snapdragon.
The main new information is of course the number, as we already knew the next generation of devices will be based on Qualcommâ€™s chipsets, as revealed at MIX11, with Qualcommâ€™s MSM7x30 featuring Adreno 205 GPU specifically noted.
If 9 devices are to be released towards the end of this year, it would represent a reduction compared to the year before, when 10 devices were announced at launch. In 2012 however Nokia is rumoured to be planning to release more than a dozen new devices, making the reduction no more than temporary.
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