Qualcomm

  • Qualcomm releases first batch of next year's chips

    Qualcomm, one of the largest fabless mobile chip manufactures in the world, has announced the availability of samples of its next-gen dual-carrier HSPA+ and multi-mode 3G/LTE chipsets. Hello Future! Read More

  • Flo TV gets official announcement and pricing

    We’ve been watching the evolution of the Flo TV story with some interest; it may prove to be an interesting little gadget for compulsive TV-watchers. We heard the rumor, we broke the interface, we saw the box, and now we have it straight from the horse’s mouth: Flo TV is, as expected, a mobile TV device with a 3.5″ capacitive touchscreen and built-in stereo speakers, and… Read More

  • The Qualcomm FLO TV retail box leaks out, launch imminent?

    The Qualcomm FLO TV is slowly taking shape. First we saw early concept art, which was followed by our exlucisive shots of the interface. But the just last week we saw a leaked photo and learned that it was manufactured by HTC. Today though, the retail packaging has been spotted. So…really the only thing left is the actual product announcement, which can’t be that far off. Hopefully. Read More

  • Qualcomm's FLO TV spied, reveals little [update]

    Info about the Qualcomm FLO TV has been slowly leaking out the last few weeks. First we saw early concept art, then we released the first screenshots, but now it seems Boy Genius has a pic of the real deal. Sure enough, it sports a 4:3-ish screen just like the screenshots indicated. Besides that little tid-bit there isn’t anything else surprise that this pic reveals. We already knew that… Read More

  • Qualcomm FLO TV user interface images leak into our inbox

    Well look at this. We still don’t know any hard facts about the Qualcomm FLO TV product, but a highly reliable source just confirmed to us that yes, it does exist and that these images are of the user interface. Even better, we might get more info later this week about the hardware, availability and/or price. That last point is what we would really like to know. FLO TV is great and all… Read More

  • Rumor: Qualcomm FLO TV is coming

    Qualcomm (they probably made the chipset you’re using in your phone) is working on bringing a new type of product to the US, the FLO TV. Roughly the size of an iPhone, the FLO TV is intended to allow you to watch digital TV broadcasts on the go. Read More

  • Qualcomm SSLS: eZone hitting the market in 2010

    Inductive charging is slowly making its way into the consumer market space and should hit its stride next year. We’ve already seen devices that utilize inductive charging with the Palm Pre and its Touchstone charger as well as Energizer’s Wii Induction Charging System. There are other devices out on the market, but those come to mind right off the bat. Correction… Read More

  • Qualcomm SSLS: Wireless + Medicine and how the iPhone ties them together

    Speaking at Qualcomm’s Smart Services Leadership Summit, Dr. Eric Topol’s introductory presentation is focused on the role of wireless devices in the medical field. Earlier this year at WWDC, Apple demoed the capabilities and value of the iPhone to the medical community for monitoring purposes. There are various medical devices in the works and already out on the market that could… Read More

  • Chrome OS Partners: Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments

    Google is starting to respond to questions about the just announced Chrome operating system. In a short FAQ today they talked about cost and initial partners. First of all, the software will be free, which was an easy assumption to make since it will be open source. Like Android, Google will not charge users or device manufacturers to use the Chrome OS. Yesterday Google said they were… Read More

  • Qualcomm beefs up Snapdragon: Specs up, battery usage down

    Qualcomm made a big announcement in the progress of mobile chipsets today. They’re beefing up their SnapDragon line by a large margin to offer blazing processor speeds for the handsets that use them. The 45NM (We’re talking nano-meters) chipset technology will vastly improve process power and battery life, giving consumers hardware that is up to par with new mobile operating… Read More

  • Modu Gets $7M Infusion from Qualcomm

    Calcalist is reporting (Hebrew only) that Modu has brought in another $7M in funding courtesy of Qualcomm which as part of the agreement will also manufacture the Modu “core”. Modu has had a whirlwind of a year, first debuting to much fanfare at last year’s Mobile World Congress, where we had a chance to sit with the company’s CEO, Dov Moran, for a 1-on-1 for a demo. Read More

  • New Skullcandy cans to incorporate mirasol screens


    I was skeptical when Peter sent me the link; I thought “color screen on a headset? What, is it to show your avatar or something? I bet this is gonna be corny.” But lo and behold, it looks bad-ass. This new type of display is supposed to be pretty efficient, so you don’t need to worry about how much it’s draining your battery — a major concern in a… Read More

  • Toughbooks get Gobi'd


    There’s something to think of when you’re buying a Toughbook or similarly ruggedized computer. You’re taking these things, I can only assume, to places like the middle of the desert or into the crater of Mt. St. Helens; do you really think you’re going to get any wi-fi there? Probably not. And somehow I doubt that 3G dongle you brought with you is as rugged as the laptop. Read More

  • Motorola appoints new mobile device head


    Motorola has appointed Qualcomm executive Sanjay Jha to head its flailing mobile phone business. Jha, who’s been with Qualcomm for 14 years, has been credited with “growing Qualcomm into the No. 1 wireless semiconductor supplier,” and apparently Motorola hopes he’ll be up to the challenge of turning the tables at its handset unit. Following the success of the Razor… Read More

  • Motorola appoints new mobile device head


    Motorola has appointed Qualcomm executive Sanjay Jha to head its flailing mobile phone business. Jha, who’s been with Qualcomm for 14 years, has been credited with “growing Qualcomm into the No. 1 wireless semiconductor supplier,” and apparently Motorola hopes he’ll be up to the challenge of turning the tables at its handset unit. Following the success of the Razor… Read More

  • Nokia and Qualcomm kiss and make up


    Just when we were finally going to see LIVE coverage of a technology patent hearing, Nokia and Qualcomm have settled their lengthy legal battle, at least for the next 15 years. Settling a licensing dispute that has spawned lawsuits in three countries and dragged on for more than 3 years, Nokia agreed to pay Qualcomm an upfront payment as well as royalties for use of some pretty basic mobile… Read More

  • Qualcomm likes Windows Mobile 7 for tiny laptops

    Qualcomm is betting that its Snapdragon chipset (see a hands-on we did at CTIA) will taste better with Windows Mobile 7, especially when it comes to tiny notebooks. The company is looking to make a move into the inexpensive laptop arena with the added twist of having the devices run Windows Mobile 7 instead of Linux or Windows XP/Vista. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset, which includes a… Read More

  • Hands-on with the Qualcomm 'Pocketable Computing Device' prototype

    Did a little fondling of a prototype device from Qualcomm that’ll be hitting the market soon at under $300. It’s basically a super beefed-up Windows Mobile machine similar in size to the Nokia N810 (and with a QWERTY keyboard to match). The big feature is the 1GHz processor that it’ll have and its ability to play HD movies. Devices like this will be here the second half of… Read More

  • Video: AT&T's Samsung Access showing live TV with MediaFLO

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F797589&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Here we get a hands on with the Samsung Access on AT&T running MediaFLO. Music provided by Danger. Read More

  • gPhone Madness contest over on Monday


    Because of all the server futzing I’m extending the gPhone Madness contest until Monday at 12pm eastern. Feel free to vote, enter, and do whatever over the weekend but remember that it ends Monday. Read More