Qualcomm, the world’s largest maker of mobile chips, has slashed revenue and income guidance for its current fiscal year, after weakening demand for its chips saw it report a 56 percent annual decline in net income in its previous financial quarter.
A device teardown by analyst firm iSuppli has revealed that Research In Motion’s (RIM) Storm – the first BlackBerry touchscreen – is more expensive to produce than Apple’s iPhone 3G, and may mark the first time that the Canadian handset vendor has used Qualcomm chips.
Toshiba has unveiled the first mobile device based on Qualcomm’s ‘Snapdragon’ chip, reports Slash Gear. The touchscreen smartphone – known as the Toshiba TG01 – is based on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.1 platform and is being seen as a potential competitor to Apple’s iPhone.
RCR Wireless News reports that the US switch to digital television signals will be delayed until 12 June under legislation that cleared Congress this week and now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature into law, a move that looks set to cost Qualcomm heavily.