Qualcomm has identified at least one significant difference between its proposed smartbook and the netbooks offered or announced by the likes of HP, Acer, Gateway and others. Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs told Kara Swisher during the Fortune Brainstorm conference that the company’s smartbooks will resemble smartphones more than PCs, especially in that “they will be on the network at all times.”
In other words, they will be more like a BlackBerry, iPhone or any other smartphone using push email technology. Jacobs also said that the device will have a much more powerful battery than smartphones and will have enough storage capacity to allow customers to cache content on their devices. “It’s a smartphone on steroids,” he told Swisher.
To read more, please see Qualcomm Smartbooks More Like Smartphones: CEO on my Technology Insights blog at BNET.