Qualcomm calls 'first!' on Windows Phone 7 devices

In case you didn’t know, snappy processors are all the rage these days. When I think of fast processors, the first one that comes to mind is Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor which is currently found on devices like the Nexus One, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the LG eXpo. After Microsoft made its Windows Phone 7 announcement this morning, Qualcomm has come out and said that it will be the first chipset manufacturer to support the new handsets.

The Windows Phone 7 devices that are slated for arrival just before the holidays will feature the Snapdragon platform from Qualcomm. These chips integrate custom CPUs and 3G as well as multimedia features all into a tiny, single package.

Microsoft says of Qualcomm, “We’ve worked closely with Qualcomm on Windows Phone 7 Series software and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets are an integral part of bringing to life the rich, integrated experiences on a Windows Phone in a way that conserves battery life and provides always-on connectivity.”

I, for one, am really looking forward to the next evolution in Windows Mobile Phone. Fingers are crossed that we’ll see NVIDIA Tegra systems, like the ones on the Microsoft Zune HD, find their way onto Windows Phone 7 devices as well.

[via Qualcomm]