Engadget received a demonstration of the upcoming Qualcomm MSM7x30 smartphone platform, which offers amazing 3D and multimedia performance. The first handsets based on this platform are expected to be available by the end of the year.
Equipped with the same CPU as resides inside Qualcomm's Snapdragon, this system-on-chip comes with an HDMI output and the ability to play back 720p video on both its host device and your nearest HDTV. There's also some very welcome 3D gaming on show as well as YouTube playback using Flash 10.1 (smooth and silky), but our attention was captured by a nifty picture browser provided by Scalado. It allows you to view up to 1,000 images at the same time, zoom into each individual one, or sort them by name, color and other attributes.