More smartphones delivered everyday than newborn babies

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BANGALORE, INDIA: "We are at the heart of mobile devices that are the center of everything you do," said Dr. Paul Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), Qualcomm, during his keynote address at CES 2013.


Addressing the delegates, Jacobs said that Qualcomm is the first mobile company to open up the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

This is the first time a mobile company took over from Microsoft, which delivered the past 12 CES keynotes.

"Almost a million new smartphones are added everyday - double the number of new babies born," said Jacobs and, further added that unlike earlier days, mobile technology is no longer restricted to laptops, smartphones and tablets, but the penetration of mobile also includes in day-to-day things like television, movies, cars, health care and education.


Half-a-billion Android devices are in use around the world and most of it are powered by Qualcomm chips, he said.

Highlighting on the need of mobile computing for today's generation, Jacobs said, "We're all part of what we're calling Gen 'M' now, the born mobile generation. I don't know about you, but I can't imagine life any other way," said Jacobs.

According to him, 84 per cent of people around the world can't go through a day without using mobile tech.


Jacobs asserted that smartphones are now replacing laptops as the mobile device and added, "Five billion smartphones will be sold in between 2012 and 2016."

He was joined on stage by Microsoft president and CEO Steve Ballmer to demo Microsoft Windows products that have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 10 processor.

The mobile company also used the podium to announce two of its new processores, the Snapdragon 600 and 800.


The Snapdragon 800 will be a premium processor for tablets, smartphones and full PCs and leverage the power of LTE, ultra HD and 7.1 surround.

The next-gen processors are designed to deliver outstanding overall user experience, expand the possibilities of seamless connected computing and enable brand new mobile experiences, while maintaining industry-leading battery performance.