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Qualcomm lifts guidance on 3G chipset demand

Mobile chip giant Qualcomm has raised its profit and sales guidance for its current quarter, citing a welcome boost in global demand for mobile broadband chipsets.

Verizon launches mobile TV in Bay Area

Verizon Wireless has launched Qualcomm’s FLO TV in the the tech-friendly San Francisco Bay Area, Cleveland and Milwaukee service areas, reports PC Mag.

Nokia denies plans to move to Android

Nokia has denied reports it is developing a smartphone that runs on Google’s Android operating system, a move that would mark a major change in strategy for the Symbian-supporting vendor.

Report: Amazon eyes Kindle MVNO in the UK

Amazon is in “advanced negotiations” with a UK mobile operator to launch as an MVNO to support the launch of its Kindle e-reader, reports Mobile Today.

Qualcomm outlook misses analyst targets

Mobile silicon giant Qualcomm reported a slight dip in year-on-year revenue and net income for its most recent fiscal quarter and issued a revenue target for the current quarter that was below Wall Street expectations.

Report: HTC increases focus on Android phones

Taiwanese handset vendor has predicted that phones based on Google’s Android operating system will account for as much as 50 percent of its devices portfolio in 2010.

America Movil rolls out Qualcomm widget platform

Qualcomm has scored a major customer win for its Plaza Mobile Internet widget platform, announcing that Latin American mobile giant America Movil will deploy the platform across all of its 18 subsidiaries in the region.

Qualcomm responds to Japan probe

The Wall Street Journal notes that Qualcomm has disputed a draft order from Japan’s Fair Trade Commission ordering it to modify its licenses with some Japanese companies and eliminate provisions they say force them to cross-license patents to Qualcomm on a royalty-free basis and prevent them from filing patent lawsuits against them.

Qualcomm takes equity stake in Korea’s Pantech

US mobile silicon giant Qualcomm is to take a stake in South Korea’s third-largest handset vendor, Pantech, as part of a debt-to-equity swap.

Qualcomm hit with smartbook cease and desist order

Telecompaper notes that German notebook manufacturer Smartbook has obtained a restraining order against Qualcomm and its German subsidiary at the District Court Cologne.