Friday, June 24, 2005

Qualcomm Talks About Mobile Future

Advertisers target the younger generation for their new campaigns, so maybe having a younger Jacob's mind at the helm of Qualcomm will allow more applications to come from their CDMA technology.

From Paul Jabobs: "Answer by Execution"

On July 1, Paul E. Jacobs will take over as CEO at wireless pioneer Qualcomm (QCOM ) from his father and company founder, Irwin Jacobs. Irwin essentially willed the company into being as a champion of the wireless technology CDMA as superior for voice during the changeover in the 1990s from analog to digital systems

The industry is going through a change where voice has essentially been commoditized, and the operators are looking for how they can generate additional revenues through data services

Now, Qualcomm is pushing into more multimedia services, for instance, with its MediaFLO service that will launch late next year with wireless carriers to provide video to the phone.

The mobile phone has advantages over the PC because it's something that you always have with you. And you can do certain things better on the phone. So when you say it's going into a new area, it is and it isn't

1 comment:

Ecacofonix said...

Nice article, thanks

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One can expect a number of .mobi web sites - those that conform with standards for mobile browsing - to be online starting Oct 2006…while opinion is divided whether dotMobi will revolutionise mobile browsing or would be just another flash in the pan, when one considers that there are four mobile phones for every PC on earth, it certainly appears worth trying out a separate TLD…and it is also indeed true that accessing many web sites over mobile today is not exactly a pleasant experience…so who knows!

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