Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Broadcom to AT&T- Show Me The Money

Well it seems to have happened- There appears to be some rumblings that AT&T struck a deal with the communications player ‘Broadcom’ over the Qualcomm chip ban imposed by the ITC (International Trade Commission) back in June of 2007. It was quietly blurbed in a WSJ report that AT&T reached a licensing deal with Broadcom.

Suffice it to say now AT&T can unleash the beast known now as the HTC TyTN II (aka Kaiser P4550) along with flurry of other Qualcomm 3G based handsets being imported from abroad. As one would suspect this is great news for consumers as this will greatly decrease the time to market for killer handsets and helps maintain AT&T’s technological leadership.

I don't even want to consider the ramifications and implications this may have the future Qualcomm/AT&T relationship not to mention collateral impacts on ITC standards and rulings.

WSJ Report filed August 7, 2007