MediaFLO Launch Imminent
Dec 21, 2006, 1:52 PM by (staff)
Qualcomm is expected to launch MediaFLO, its mobile TV service, in the first quarter of next year. Qualcomm will offer MediaFLO in 20-30 cities in that quarter and will continue to build out their network. Networks in Las Vegas, Chicago and others are already live. The company is expected to announce channel partners in the next few weeks, though the number of launch channels is expected to fall short of the 24 that the service should be capable of carrying. Verizon is expected to announce MediaFLO service shortly after Qualcomm announces their content partners.
Qualcomm Weighing Potential Breakup and Job Cuts
Qualcomm is preparing to conduct an in-depth review of its corporate strategy that could lead to the company breaking into several separate entities, reports the Wall Street Journal. Activist investors have begun to push Qualcomm towards a possible split, which would see the company's chip-production and patent-licensing businesses pulled apart.
LG to Push Back LG Pay Launch to Give G5 More Attention
LG has decided to delay the official debut of LG Pay, which was expected to mark its arrival at this month's Mobile World Congress trade show. "LG Electronics has delayed the official launch of LG Pay to the second quarter of this year to help the new LG flagship smartphone — G5 — receive more media attention," said an LG spokesperson to the Korea Times.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 to Power Laptops and Phones
Qualcomm today named the Snapdragon 845, its flagship processor for 2018. The chip supplants the Snapdragon 835 at the top of Qualcomm's line of mobile processors.
Qualcomm Says Broadcom's Overtures Not Striking Right Notes
Qualcomm today said Broadcom's acquisition offer simply isn't good enough as currently proposed. The companies met earlier this week to go over some of the finer points of Broadcom's $121 billion bid to purchase Qualcomm, and Qualcomm still came away leery that the deal won't work out.
Why do we (the US) have to do this again?
What about Cingular??????
But it seems as though Cingular is definetly working on Mobile Payments, at least that!!!
I've been with Cingular for 5yrs, I really don't want to leave, they don't control and restrict they're handsets like evil Verizon!!!
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