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Qualcomm and Verizon join the Wireless Power Consortium board, the alliance behind the Qi wireless charging standard

Qualcomm and Verizon join the Wireless Power Consortium board, the alliance behind the Qi wireless charging standard

Last fall, Windows Phone joined the world of wireless charging with the introducing of the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC 8X on Verizon. The feature was met with mixed reviews, but anyone who has used it will testify to its usefulness. It’s a shame devices like the Lumia 925 and 1020 need covers to add the feature. All Windows Phone devices that can charge wirelessly do so by using the Qi...

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Nokia Lumia 1520’s Snapdragon 800 processor confirmed by Qualcomm? [Update]

Nokia Lumia 1520’s Snapdragon 800 processor confirmed by Qualcomm? [Update]

Did Qualcomm just confirm the Lumia 1520's new advanced chipset? [Updated below] The upcoming 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 is expected to be announced next month and released in the US for November. While many points about the device have already come forward, it’s still nice to get some seemingly solid confirmation on specifics. In this case, the official Qualcomm Twitter account responded...

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With the Nokia deal, Microsoft become a juggernaut in patents for smart devices

With the Nokia deal, Microsoft become a juggernaut in patents for smart devices

We’re still going through all the details of the recently announced Nokia acquisition by Microsoft and are getting a clearer understanding of all the implications of the transaction. Needless to say, Microsoft is going to come out ahead of this deal and it will be something for its competitors to take note in the morning. The biggest impact is of course Nokia’s favored patent portfolio...

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Qualcomm details ‘Quick Charge’ feature, already present in modern Windows Phones

Qualcomm details ‘Quick Charge’ feature, already present in modern Windows Phones

Talk about odd timing. Today Qualcomm gave information about their Quick Charge 1.0 system, a method by which modern smartphones can re-charge up to 40% faster than predecessors. Qualcomm also provided a list of 70 supported devices and yes, the HTC 8S, 8X, Samsung ATIV S and Nokia Lumia 820, 822, 920 and 920T (China) are all also on board. It’s a neat and subtle feature that’s all part...

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Nokia, Qualcomm and Verizon assemble to move Wireless Power into the mainstream

Nokia, Qualcomm and Verizon assemble to move Wireless Power into the mainstream

Nokia, Verizon and Qualcomm look to shake things up during a power conference at the beginning of November The International Wireless Power Summit 2012, set to take place on 1-2 November, will involve industry heavyweights discussing furthering the cause of moving Wireless Power into the mainstream. We have recently seen Nokia go forward and incorporate Qi wireless charging into its new...

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ST-Ericsson gets deal with Nokia to supply chipsets, breaks Qualcomm's hold on Windows Phone

ST-Ericsson gets deal with Nokia to supply chipsets, breaks Qualcomm's hold on Windows Phone

Although Qualcomm is sitting comfortably with Microsoft and Windows Phone, it looks like their monopoly on the OS has finally given in. Today, ST-Ericsson has announced a deal with Nokia to supply low-end chipsets for upcoming Windows Phones. The deal both confirms and contradicts and earlier report about Microsoft's plans, though it does reinforce earlier rumors of a Nokia-ST Ericsson...

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Microsoft aims to halve production costs with Windows Phone, only works with Qualcomm

Microsoft aims to halve production costs with Windows Phone, only works with Qualcomm

Bloomberg just ran an interesting story interviewing President of the Windows Phone division Andy Lees, who's been making the press round lately. The gist of the interview focuses on how it used to cost $400 to produce a Windows Phone back in 2010, but for this next generation of devices, production costs for OEMs are down to about $220. The goal though is to lower that even further to...

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