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This shouldn't come as a surprise after Steve Ballmer crashed the Qualcomm CES keynote yesterday, but at a follow-up briefing earlier today, the latter's CEO Paul Jacobs reiterated his support for Windows Phone. The exec said "it's too early to call the game" on Microsoft's mobile OS, and emphasiz...

January 8th 2013 at 3:55pm 0 Comments
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Qualcomm isn't finished with the dumbphone just yet. Even after announcing that 250 handsets with Snapdragon cores are in the pipeline, CEO Paul Jacobs slapped his Uplinq 2011 audience with a stunner: over one billion BREW-enabled devices have been shipped. For its part, Qualcomm is continuing to st...

June 3rd 2011 at 9:19pm 0 Comments
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We remember it like it was yesterday -- pressed against the edge of our seat, speakerphone on 11, listening to Qualcomm preach about how these so-called "smartbooks" were coming to take over the world. Can't fault 'em for trying. A little over a year after the (admittedly valiant) effort began, Qua...

September 9th 2010 at 7:05pm 0 Comments
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Want a glimpse of the future? How about one from Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs? What he demoed in London just now was a groovy concept that combines his company's two service technologies: augmented reality and peer-to-peer. The idea is that you want to upload an image from your phone to one of your man...

September 8th 2010 at 9:13am 0 Comments
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Tune your brainwaves back to October 2009, when there were whispers and dreams of a Nokia phone fitted with the fast and trendy Snapdragon processor. Now tune back to present day, where Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs has mentioned in an interview that just such a Symbian-powered device (S^3, we'd hope)...

February 17th 2010 at 6:04pm 0 Comments
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It may still have a few lingering problems with the "smartbook" name, but it looks like Qualcomm is pushing ahead with the still-nascent product category nonetheless, with CEO Paul Jacobs taking advantage of a recent investor get-together in New York to show off a new Lenovo-built smartbook that wi...

November 12th 2009 at 5:36pm 0 Comments