Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Development Platform Available

Qualcomm has just announced the SnapDragon Mobile Development Platform (MDP)  distributed by BSquare is now available for purchase.

The development platform (SKU: EA-OBQ8655MDPAN) is based on Snapdragon MSM8655 and comes with Android 2.2. It costs 995.00 USD.

MSM8655 MDPThe development kit contains:

  • MDP device (preloaded with Qualcomm’s Deep Sea 3D UI, Qualcomm’s Power Profiling application (Trepn Profiler),  3D Graphics Adreno Profiler, Tactel’s Navigation application and SouthEnd Interactive’s ilomilo OpenGLES Game)
  • 8GB SD card
  • HDMI
  • A/V
  • USB cable
  • Battery charger
  • Quick Start Guide
  • One hour of support

Here are the MDP Technical Specifications:

  • MSM8655 1 GHz central processing unit (CPU)
  • 3.8″ WVGA Display
  • HDMI port
  • Multi-touch capacitive touch screen
  • WVGA 3D/2D capable
  • Adreno™ 205 graphics processing unit (GPU)
  • 12MP Camera/Camcorder
  • 720-pixel HD video decode and encode
  • Stereo 16mm loudspeakers
  • 512 MB of RAM (2x 32b ports)
  • 4GB on-board Flash
  • Keys: On/off key, Rotary wheel, including key press, Up to 6 side keys for emulating OS-specific keys, Camera button with half-press
  • Micro USB, USB charging
  • 3.5mm audio/video jack
  • Mini SDIO
  • SIM/micro SD combo connector

For further details, please check out Qualcomm MDP Product Brief.

For software development, please refer to Resources for Qualcomm Snapdragon: MSM7x30, MSM8x55, MSM8x60 and QSD8x50 and What is Augmented Reality ? How to develop Augmented Reality applications ?

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