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For 11 days, Qualcomm Stadium will be renamed to Snapdragon Stadium. Why the name change then?

Before that, a little bit of background. Snapdragon is the brand name for the company’s family of application processes that power today’s smartphone.

Snapdragon processors are the digital brains inside mobile devices made by top tier manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Nokia and HTC.

So, about the name change. The reason for this is that during this time the stadium will play host to football games where the San Diego Chargers will host a Sunday night game against Baltimore as well as two other college bowl games called the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on December 21 and the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl on December 28.

I believe this name change is focused more on exposing the Snapdragon brand to a wide audience. Considering football is America’s number 1 sports, there will be so many people on hand to watch the games.

The Snapdragon application processor has many features similar to those of the ARM Cortex-A8 core and it is based on the ARM v7 instruction set, but theoretically has much higher performance for multimedia-related SIMD operations.

And you know smartphone these days, a fast hardware spec is necessary to handle loads of app requirements. Snapdragon processors by Qualcomm are the digital brains inside mobile devices made.

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Sony Ericsson, a joint-venture between Ericsson and Sony, reportedly plans to release a PlayStation-branded phone featuring Android 3.0 operating system in the coming months or quarters. The phone has already been pictured presumably by outsiders of the company, so the plan seems to be solid.

The first ever PlayStation phone will resemble PSP Go portable game console, but will feature Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 system-on-chip clocked at 1.0GHz, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM and so on, according to Engadget web-site. The smartphone that will reportedly be based on heavily customized version of Android 3.0 “Gingerbread” operating system will feature 3.7″ – 4.1″ screen similar to that of PSPgo.

My comment on this … yuck. The design that is. I do not like the gray color on the body of the PSP Go’s console. While having it as a phone is a plus because of the Android O.S., its physical looks do not appeal to me. That is just me though, what about you? What do you think of the PSP Phone?

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