I’ve seen this happen to others when the scrambles are coming out of a new phone. The phone isn’t just the phone, it’s the whole “phone” thing that got them into the scrambles.
The scrambles are about to be taken out, as Qualcomm is announcing a new plan to improve mobile service. The new plan will allow customers of all sorts of plans to be able to use the same SIM card to access service on multiple carriers. The plan will also allow customers of different carriers to share their data plans. This would be a major improvement in the quality of service, but the plan also puts pressure on carriers to be able to offer such a service.
Qualcomm’s plan will allow customers of any plan to share their plans, as long as they accept the same plan. This could mean that a carrier has an advantage over the other carriers, if they can offer a service that would let customers of different carriers share data plans. This makes sense when carriers are facing a choice between a contract and a phone contract, but it could also mean that carriers who have a deal with a company would be able to offer that same deal to their customers.
The new “hurry” is likely coming from Qualcomm, which just announced that it will be offering a version of the “Uncarrier” service that will let anyone share their plan, but with no contract. The company says that the new service will be available to everyone on June 1, 2008, but it’s not clear when a customer can expect them to actually start working.
The Uncarrier service was announced when Qualcomm was still working out the details of its merger with Broadcom, but that’s now over. Broadcom and Qualcomm own some of the same patents, as well as some of Qualcomm’s own, and the companies have been battling over their respective markets for years.
Qualcomm’s troubles started when the chip giant was caught paying a fine to the US government for using code that some believed was designed to prevent its competitors from copying it. The fine was eventually reduced to just over $100,000, but the company did not immediately announce that the fine was for what Qualcomm was accused of doing.
Qualcomm filed a suit in April that was supposed to go to trial in October and has been tied up in the ongoing patent dispute. This case involves Qualcomm seeking a declaratory judgment that its patents are invalid and not infringed by Samsung. Qualcomm was hoping that the trial would either settle the dispute or give them a win on the merits.
The patent battle between Qualcomm and Samsung has been going on for years. The two companies have been locked in a battle about ownership of mobile phone technology that has been going on for 15 years. In that 15 years, Qualcomm has been able to gain a bunch of patents and Samsung has been able to gain a bunch of patents, and the two have been fighting over them for years. But now, with the trial set for October, that battle might be over.
If you haven’t heard, Qualcomm acquired Qualcomm in 2006. It’s been rumored that Samsung has some sort of new deal, but the two companies haven’t really talked about it. That’s why the trial of today is just being held in secret, and when the verdict is announced, it might be too late for the two companies to reconcile.
Qualcomm sued Samsung last summer and won a $5.7 billion judgment, but as the case was going through the appeals court, they had to make a big settlement with Samsung. The company is now trying to settle with Qualcomm, and it will take weeks to find a new CEO. But while you wait, you can enjoy the new trailer for Qualcomm’s new game Escape.