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New 3G Chip From Qualcomm Brings UMTS / HSDPA To Masses

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Nov 14, 2006, 2:43 PM   by (staff)

Qualcomm has introduced a new single chip solution for phones that combines quad-band GSM / EDGE with tri-band UMTS or HSDPA. The 3G frequencies can be tuned to be Euro-centric (900/1800/2100), America centric (850/1700/1900) or any combination of 1 low frequency and 2 high frequency bands. The chip can also provide a variety of multimedia features like support for 3 Megapixel cameras, 15 fps video recording, advanced audio and video playback and USB 2.0 High Speed. Not only can this one chip provide the functionality included in mid-range 3G handsets, it is only 1/2 inch square. This should help manufacturers to reduce the size and increase battery life of future 3G phones. However samples of the chip will not be available until late next year, and phones using it will probably not hit shelves until 2008.

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Nov 14, 2006, 3:31 PM

I guess I see why Moto signed up with them for UMTS

Pretty impressive. Probably a big reason for that announcement about Moto to use Qualcomm chips for UMTS.
It is also to say to Nokia that even if the current situation that is taking place we already will have another substitute for you and this UMTS/HSDPA market is/will be a lot bigger than the CDMA market.

Nov 14, 2006, 3:47 PM

These advances take ToOoOoOooo Looong! ! ! ! ! ! !

Won't even be available til sometime late 07!!!!!!!! Or 08, I've been month to month for 13 months, because I'm waiting, and waiting, and waiting for something sophisticated and innovated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
im glad this chip is out now, this will speed up the production of new 3g(GSM) phones.

Nov 15, 2006, 1:42 PM


This is the type of chip the becomes Skynet.

Nov 15, 2006, 12:29 PM

T-Mobile USA is going to jump all over this.

This is just what Tmo USA needs to jump start their wagon with their 3G on 1700/2100. I was alsmost thinking there wasnt going to be something like this out there this fast. Happy there is!

Now, lets see those handsets.

Nov 14, 2006, 4:31 PM

I want one...

...installed in my brain. Razz
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