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Qualcomm First Quarter Results Report $1.17 Billion in Net Income, Up 39% Compared to Last Year

Qualcomm First Quarter Results Report $1.17 Billion in Net Income, Up 39% Compared to Last Year

Miraculous. Qualcomm, the folks that bring you Snapdragon chips, the ones going in basically every big-name superphone coming out in the near future. In addition to their First Quarter Results showing a 39% increase in Net Income when compared to exactly one year ago, their Non-GAAP Revenues have gone up 25% as well over the past year, from $2.67 billion to $3.35 billion. Massive amounts of cash flying around here. Why have profits increased so much at this time when smartphones are taking over the mobile market? Why, that's both the question and the answer, of course!

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PocketBook Mirasol ereader due Q3 2011; IQ701 touchscreen tablet tipped

PocketBook Mirasol ereader due Q3 2011; IQ701 touchscreen tablet tipped

PocketBook has apparently accidentally confirmed that it will be launching a new ereader, Mirasol, at CES 2011 next January, that as the name suggests will use Qualcomm's mirasol e-paper technology. According to sources at the company, the Mirasol reader will reach the market in Q3 2011, and the color display costs around 1.5x what a monochrome E Ink panel would be. Meanwhile, PocketBook also has a touchscreen tablet in the works.

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Acer’s 800MHz Liquid Metal Froyo phone gets official

Acer’s 800MHz Liquid Metal Froyo phone gets official

Acer's Liquid Metal Android smartphone has been made official, a 3.6-inch metal-clad handset running 2.2 Froyo on the same Qualcomm 800MHz MSM7230 processor as found in the T-Mobile G2.  The Liquid Metal packs WiFi b/g/n, 14Mbps-capable HSDPA and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with face- and smile-detection, image stabilization, a flash and 720p HD video recording.

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Qualcomm axing FLO TV consumer services?

Qualcomm axing FLO TV consumer services?

Join us in shedding an ironic half-tear for FLO TV, Qualcomm's little-loved streaming TV service, which according to PaidContent will be axing its direct-to-consumers service by the end of the year.  Their sources say that staff in the MediaFLO division were informed of the decision late last week, and that Qualcomm is currently in talks with AT&T and Verizon over the white-label services they offer each carrier.

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Qualcomm Augmented Reality SDK for Android released

Qualcomm Augmented Reality SDK for Android released

Qualcomm's augmented reality photo frames were perhaps the most memorable demo from the company's IQ 2010 event last month, and as promised they're releasing the necessary SDK for developers to do something similar themselves.  The Qualcomm Augmented Reality SDK for Android uses vision rather than GPS to anchor on-screen graphics to real-world objects, as with the company's Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots game.

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Qualcomm 1.5GHz Snapdragon due end of 2011, not Q1

Qualcomm 1.5GHz Snapdragon due end of 2011, not Q1

Looks like someone at Qualcomm might be getting a spanking.  The company's share price took a lurch skyward earlier today, after CEO Paul Jacobs inadvertently - and, it turns out, incorrectly - suggested the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon chipset would arrive in products in Q1 2011 while on-stage at their IQ 2010 event.  Unfortunately, as Qualcomm's PR team has just clarified to us, Jacobs was meant to say the 1.2GHz Snapdragon would start appearing in devices in the first three months of next year; products using the faster chip won't arrive until later much later on.

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MediaFLO gets useful: data-casting next step says Qualcomm

MediaFLO gets useful: data-casting next step says Qualcomm

It's fair to say we've never been huge fans of Qualcomm's MediaFLO system, the company's broadcast TV technology which aims to rival data-based IPTV services to mobile devices.  Now, though, it seems Qualcomm has finally come up with a decent application for MediaFLO: at their IQ 2010 event in London this morning, the company revealed they're now looking at using MediaFLO for data-casting, offloading regular network traffic and reducing congestion.

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Tablets killed Smartbooks says Qualcomm CEO

Tablets killed Smartbooks says Qualcomm CEO

Qualcomm has all but confirmed that the smartbook is dead, with CEO Paul Jacobs admitting during the company's IQ 2010 event this morning that tablets such as the iPad had already occupied the niche his company expected smartbooks to.  Jacobs described slates like the iPad as delivering the concept of "always-on, all-day devices" that smartbooks had initially promised.

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Qualcomm AR Digital Photo Frame demo [Video] [Updated]

Qualcomm AR Digital Photo Frame demo [Video] [Updated]

Qualcomm are holding their annual IQ event in London today, and while the company has confirmed that their 1.5GHz Snapdragon chipset for smartphones and tablets is due in Q1 2011 (Update: the 1.5GHz actually won't be until near the end of 2011; the 1.2GHz will arrive in Q1 2011) more interesting perhaps is their AR photo frame demo. Currently running as an Android app, the system allows users to take a photo on their smartphone, point the handset's camera at a digital photo frame, and then instantly squirt the image over to it.

Update: Technical details added after the cut

Video demo after the cut

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