Computex has already shown us more tablets (sorry, "Pads") than we care to remember and there'll be plenty more of them, so this announcement is quite refreshing. Qualcomm is today showing off it's first dual-core Snapdragon processors.
We're all used to seeing devices powered by Qualcomm's single core Snapdragon (such as the Nexus One and the DROID), which boasts clock speeds of up to 1GHz. Today's Mobile Station Modem MSM8260 and MSM8660 Snapdragon chipsets are capable of up to 1.2GHz. Qualcomm says the latter is a multimode chipset that can connect to HSPA+ or EV-DO Rev. B, high-speed networks, while the MSM8260 supports only HSPA+.
Though Qaulcomm wasn't quite ready to dish the deets in terms of a release date, the company said the new chipsets would be used in high-end smartphones enabling them to handle 1080p video and screen resolutions of up to 1280x800.