Bad news: Qualcomm's
just informed us that while it's still on track
to ship the juicy 1.5GHz dual-core QSD8672
Snapdragon in Q4 this year, the end-user devices aren't expected to hit the market until the end of 2011 -- potentially almost a whole year later than its previous "early next year" or "by Christmas" prediction
. What a shame. On a slightly more positive beat, though, the lesser 1.2GHz dual-core
MSM8x60 chipset should be heading towards consumers early next year. Alas, this won't change the fact that we'll still need something to fill the void until 2011 -- Windows Phone 7
, we're looking at you.