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Jolla’s Sailfish spills its MeeGo-reborn secrets: Carrier & chip deals inked

Jolla’s Sailfish spills its MeeGo-reborn secrets: Carrier & chip deals inked

MeeGo refugee Jolla has demonstrated its new Sailfish OS today, as well as announcing a deal with ST-Ericsson to run the platform on its mobile chips, and a carrier deal with Finland's DNA. Revealed back in October, Sailfish focuses on "effortless multitasking" with the ability to run multiple apps simultaneously and even interact with them directly from the homescreen view. It also attempts to cut down on the taps, swipes, and pulls involved in checking status updates and notifications, and promises easy compatibility with Android apps.

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HTC and ST-Ericsson phone chip rumors could distance Qualcomm

HTC and ST-Ericsson phone chip rumors could distance Qualcomm

HTC has reportedly partnered with chipset manufacturer ST-Ericsson to produce its own range of smartphone processors, further reducing its reliance on behemoth Qualcomm. The new chips will target the entry-level market, so the China Times reports, finding their way into low-cost HTC handsets as the company attempts to follow Samsung and Apple in taking control over its supply chain and components.

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Qualcomm “exclusive” Windows Phone 7.1 Mango chip supplier

Qualcomm “exclusive” Windows Phone 7.1 Mango chip supplier

Qualcomm has announced that, just as with the first generation of WP7 handsets, its chips will be exclusively found inside the incoming range of Windows Phone 7.1 Mango devices. According to a statement Qualcomm gave SlashGear, "In close coordination with Microsoft, Qualcomm are excited to bring a new generation of Windows Phone handsets exclusively featuring Qualcomm’s second generation Snapdragon mobile processors to market."

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Glonass Russian GPS coming from Qualcomm & more to boost LBS

Glonass Russian GPS coming from Qualcomm & more to boost LBS

The next generation of smartphones and mobile devices could be far quicker to lock onto their physical location for mapping and LBS, with the news that big-name chipset manufacturers are adding Glonass support to their upcoming products. ST-Ericsson and Broadcom both support Glonass - the Russian-installed rival to GPS - in their new location chips, and Qualcomm has confirmed it will add support for the system in its 28nm integrated GPS offerings.

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ST-Ericsson “Focusing strongly” on the Windows Phone Platform

ST-Ericsson “Focusing strongly” on the Windows Phone Platform

Mobile chip maker ST-Ericsson is focusing strongly on the Windows Phone platform, to be ready when Nokia starts ramping up production of WP7 phones, according to Reuters. So far, Microsoft has only allowed use of its software on Qualcomm's chipsets, but ST-Ericsson CEO Gilles Delfassy said that would change. "We expect this situation will not prevail. Now everything has changed. The environment is different. We will be ready when Nokia ramps big volumes." he said in a Reuters interview.

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Wireless charging to see 65x growth by 2014 claims iSuppli; Nokia & RIM tipped as cutting their cords

Wireless charging to see 65x growth by 2014 claims iSuppli; Nokia & RIM tipped as cutting their cords

Wireless charging solutions like the Palm Touchstone are likely to increase in shipments by a factor of 65x by 2014, iSuppli are predicting, suggesting that cordless power will spread from mobile phones to "portable media players, digital still cameras and mobile PCs."  They also predict the rise of a common standard which all manufacturers could promote cooperatively.  Current wireless charging shipments are believed to be around 3.6m units in 2010, though iSuppli expect that to rise to 234.9m in just four years time.

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ST-Ericsson U8500 Cortex-A9 smartphone platform debuts [Video]

ST-Ericsson U8500 Cortex-A9 smartphone platform debuts [Video]

The ST-Ericsson partnership between STMicroelectronics and Ericsson may only be young - the two firms founded the wireless semiconductor development project in February 2009 - but they're already showing off some interesting wares.  The ST-Ericsson U8500 uses an ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore SMP dual-core processor paired with the ARM Mali-400 OpenGL ES2.0 and OpenVG1.1 GPU; together, they're capable of outputting 1080p HD video in a smartphone form-factor.

Video demo after the cut

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