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Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs has chatted recently with reporters from The China Post and The Korea Times about the new era of 4G cell phone technology.

He said some very interesting things about the direction in which the modern world is heading and how his company will operate in it. He also talked about how he believes that “netbooks,” which are scaled-down versions of laptop computers, will eventually outsell traditional laptops.

Jacobs said this to The Korea Times:

“What we are seeing is a convergence between communications, computing, consumer electronics, productivity, web services and entertainment. All these things are coming together and we are positioning ourselves well to compete in those spaces with new capabilities on multimedia, processors and wireless technologies aimed at these different areas,” Jacobs said in an interview with The Korea Times at his San Diego office.

And this to the China Post:

“[The netbook market] could be substantially larger than the existing notebook market,” Jacobs said in an interview during the CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas. “When you get down to those lower price points, your addressable market expands very quickly.”

DAVID WASHBURN

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