But changing the underlying architecture of an operating system to support a different kind of processor isn't easy, and we've always known that ARM-powered Windows PCs will have some limitations compared to x86. (NASDAQ:MSFT), today announced that the Always Connected PC category continues to grow in momentum as it's embraced by additional mobile operators from around the world.
According to Qualcomm, these Always Connected PCs will offer benefits like "instant on capability, always on connectivity, and "beyond all-day" battery life".
With Windows RT tablets having fallen from the sky without a parachute, Microsoft is now giving 100% of its blood and sweat to ensure that its Windows 10 and Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM-powered PCs can, this time, succeed, without hopefully too many, if any, tears.
Retailers in the US, Australia, China, Italy, France and the United Kingdom will offer a range of new Windows 10 PCs from Asus, HP and Lenovo, the companies announced on Thursday.
Also unknown is if T-Mobile plans to sell Always Connected PCs or if it just plans to support them on its network. Three new Windows 10 devices powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile PC platformfrom OEM brands ASUS, HP and Lenovo™ plan to utilize mobile operators' blazing fast 4G/LTE networks, supporting mobile computing virtually anytime, anywhere.
"Our collaboration together with Microsoft has continued to build momentum for the Always Connected PC category", Qualcomm vice president Don McGuire said in a prepared statement.
Enter a bunch of new major mobile operators, unveiled today as official Qualcomm partners in addition to previously announced carrier supporters China Telecom, Sprint, Verizon, Italy's TIM, and the UK's EE. Lenovo announced the details of Miix 630 2-in-1 detachable PC which is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform and runs on Windows 10S.
"We are thrilled that consumers around the globe can now experience Always Connected PCs to enjoy incredible battery life and great performance".
To find out more about device availability and special offers available in-market, consumers should visit their local retailer websites or store.