After having launched the Kayak PC globally, San Diego-based technology company, Qualcomm has announced that it will soon introduce its Kayak platform used for accessing internet services, in the Indian market next year for Rs10,000.
Qualcomm senior vice-president and India head, Kanwalinder Singh said that the company will bring out the Kayak, which is essentially a portable computing device that leverages 3G chipsets and also can be connected to the internet even in small villages where connectivity is difficult by making use of the mobile service provider.
Since it is powered by Qualcomm's dual-core mobile station modem chipsets, it can work with low power where currently power cuts are prevalent in many cities and rural areas of India and comes with the added benefit of low price
The Kayak makes high-speed wireless internet access more widely available and affordable in emerging markets as the Kayak PC alternative leverages the widespread availability of 3G wireless broadband to bring Internet connectivity to markets where wired Internet access has often been difficult to access or unaffordable.
The Kayak PC alternative fills the niche that exists between desktop PCs, which normally require landlines or separate accessories for connectivity, and Internet-capable wireless device.
The Kayak chipset is a highly-integrated and is widely used in many smartphones such as T-Mobile's G1 with Google's Android. The Kayak uses Qualcomm's dual-core Mobile Station Modem (MSM) MSM7xxx-series chipsets to provide both computing and connectivity.