At Mobile World Congress a few months ago, Pankaj Kedia, Qualcomm’s top exec for its wearables business, told us we should expect the company to ship many different variants on a single platform. Qualcomm is starting to pay off on that strategy, launching the Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor at the big Computex conference this week.
The Wear 1100, Kedia told VentureBeat, is focused on wireless connectivity and GPS. The previously announced Wear 2100 for multi-purpose devices such as smart watches or visors.
Qualcomm is a dominant chipmaker in the mobile device business, a market that Intel largely missed. Qualcomm and Intel are fighting over the wearables market, which both companies consider crucial.