Qualcomm Keynote: Windows 8 Reference Tablet, Lenovo TV with Android 4.0, and More

LAS VEGAS — During a special CES 2012 keynote today, Qualcomm chief executive Dr. Paul Jacobs invited industry leaders to the stage to show off hardware leveraging the company’s latest computer processors. The presentation included several innovative gadgets, including a concept tablet running Windows 8, a new smart television set from Lenovo, a color eReader from Mirasol and augmented reality software that uses Snapdragon processor power to bring virtual life to a Sesame Street playset.

The most impressive product showcased the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip-powered Windows 8 reference tablet. Jacobs shared that the chipset was more than powerful enough to run the Windows 8 interface on a touch-capable display, and demoed web browsing on the slate as it surfed the AT&T LTE network.

Before moving, the Qualcomm chief made a dig at competing chip makers, saying, “That’s all running on an ARM processor–and by the way, no fan.”

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