Qualcomm today showed off a new sub notebook computer that is powered by their new low power CPU, called the Snapdragon. The new CPU is capable of speeds of up to 1GHz, and is an ARM CPU. This means that Windows will not run on the device, not desktop Windows at least. Other notebooks that will be its main competition like the EeePC and the Cloud Book, do run Windows, and could make it seem a less attractive to main stream consumers.
That is because this device will run a specialized version of Linux, which most are not familiar with. It will be able to use 3G cellular networks for wireless connections, after all Qualcomm makes those chips, so why not throw it in. There could be an advantage to it not running standard architecture CPU chips though, and that advantage may just be Windows Mobile 7.
This is because according to Qualcomm, Windows Mobile 7 will be better prepared for use in laptop computers than previous versions. This specialized version of Windows could be especially useful for small notebooks, with its low power consumption, and simplified design. Qualcomm is banking that its Snapdragon chip will run Windows Mobile 7 so well, that it will have a future in mini laptops to come.