Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor will be tucked inside hundreds of new devices, including a smart TV, a new color e-reader in China, a tablet for kids that can offer augmented reality, and mobile medical devices, CEO Paul Jacobs said this morning during a keynote speech at CES in Las Vegas.
The first smart TV with a Snapdragon processor is set for release this year, Lenovo Senior Vice President Liu Jun said.
A new Hanvon e-reader with Mirasol tech and a Snagdragon chip is set for release in China next month. Unlike e-ink, Mirasol allows for color and can run video.
Grover and a human pal demoed a tablet with a Snapdragon chip that can activate a virtual Bert and Ernie by putting the toys on a special playset mat.
Bert and Ernie are apparently ready for the next generation.
Eric Topol, chief academic officer for Scripps Health, took the stage to show off a device that can monitor pulse using an attachment and a smartphone.
Topol also showed off a wrist device that can monitor heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and temperature. Jacobs called it an ICU on your watch.
Here is the health monitor's screen.
Peter Diamandis, CEO of the X Prize Foundation, announces the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, designed to create the next generation of medical tools.
Diamandis says the goal of the $10 million prize is to revolutionize health care. The winning team has to create something that allows individuals to diagnose themselves and is fun to use.
Jacobs was welcomed onstage by Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, and by Jabbawockeez, a hip-hop dance group that won the first season of "America's Best Dance Crew."
Jabbawockeez dance with mobile devices in hand.
Jacobs welcomes onstage Alistair Overeem, a mixed-martial artist and kickboxer, who was there to tout Qualcomm's work with game makers.
Jabbawockeez also ended the Qualcomm keynote, with a costume change no less.