Qualcomm unveils FLO-EV, smartbook

Qualcomm, developer of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, has announced FLO-EV, the next evolution of the FLO air interface for new deployments of mobile TV and other advanced broadcast mobile media services. Intended primarily for international markets, FLO-EV builds on the success of FLO technology to enable a rich suite of mobile content and services with greater channel capacity and significant performance improvements. FLO-EV is designed to help wireless operators lower the deployment costs for delivering multimedia content to mobile devices.

Qualcomm is also offering previews of forthcoming FLO-enabled smartbook applications at GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The applications unite live TV viewing with real-time Web content, social networking capabilities and personalised digital media stored on the device that can be accessed at anytime. Running on Snapdragon-enabled smartbook devices, the applications are designed to deliver powerful new consumer entertainment experiences.

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