Qualcomm and Microsoft collaborate with retailers to distribute Always Connected PCs


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) jointly announced that leading retailers from across the world will offer a range of new Microsoft Always Connected Windows 10 PCs powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile PC Platform.

“New Windows 10 PCs powered by the Snapdragon™ Mobile PC platform are optimized to deliver new and innovative mobile computing features including up to Gigabit speeds*, always on connectivity**, ‘instant on functionality’ and beyond ‘all day’ battery life packed into beautifully designed thin and light 2:1 form factors,” said Don McGuire, Vice President, Global Product Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Consumers around the world will be able to experience firsthand how the Snapdragon™ powered Always Connected PC is designed to bring the best smartphone features to their PC.”

Beginning this calendar quarter, these Always Connected PCs are expected to be available online and hitting store shelves at the following leading retailers:

  • U.S.A – Amazon, Microsoft Stores
  • Australia – Microsoft Stores
  • China – JD.com
  • Italy – Unieuro
  • France – Boulanger, Fnac
  • U.K. – Asus Stores, BT Shop, John Lewis, Microsoft Stores, PC World

“Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies have worked closely with leading PC manufacturers to push the boundaries of what a Windows PC can do and how it performs, while still offering the features and innovative experiences that Windows 10 users expect,” said Matt Barlow, Corporate Vice President of Windows and Devices, Microsoft. “We are thrilled that consumers around the globe can now experience Always Connected PCs to enjoy incredible battery life and great performance.”

To find out more about device availability and special offers available in-market, consumers should visit their local retailer websites or store.

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Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other.