Archive for November 12th, 2008

Qualcomm’s desktop smartphone

Qualcomm has been talking a lot about computing lately. The CDMA-and-3G chipset maker made its name off of connectivity, but the wireless technologist has long since come to the realization that there is a lot more silicon in wireless devices it can still tap. It’s not making PC processors just yet, but Qualcomm is most certainly tackling that ephemeral not-quite-a-computer-but-definitely-not-a-phone space the industry hopes will become the future of the wireless device.
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Facebook’s Psuedo-SMS Looks Like a Success

If you’re looking for the killer app for mobile, you don’t have to look much further than text messaging. That said, what’s the next killer app? Maybe competing with SMS…

That looks to be the case as a variety of Web-driven messaging providers aim to take advantage of more open devices and cheaper data plans to circumvent standard text messaging.

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TelcoTV: Telcos share IPTV lessons learned

At Conklin Intracom’s Perspectives on IPTV Workshop, held yesterday in advance of TelcoTV, several telecom service providers in various stages of IPTV deployments shared what they learned from being in the trenches. Here’s what they had to say:

“Don’t always believe vendor time lines. The soft launch is essential. Clean up your copper plant. Pre-qualify customers, and create a bandwidth rich environment that will enable you to give customers their TV.” – Lynn Pike, president and CEO of BTC Broadband more

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