Apple brings its German battle with Moto home to CA

In yet more legal news on the Apple front, on Friday the company filed another lawsuit against Motorola. It’s asking a district court to prevent Motorola from suing Apple in European courts over technology in mobile devices Apple says it’s licensed to use via Qualcomm.

Qualcomm is exploring the last 4G frontier: The sky

Qualcomm’s wireless technologies already dominate the mobile broadband networks on U.S. land. Now it wants to dominate the skies above it. Qualcomm is petitioning the FCC to clear a huge swathe of spectrum for an airplane broadband network supporting the eye-popping bandwidth of 300 Gbps.

CES Video: Huawei’s Android 4.0 MediaPad tablet

Given my love for 7-inch tablets, I had to swing by Huawei’s booth at the Consumer Electronics Show. The Chinese company is showing off its MediaPad tablet with Android 4.0 and beautiful IPS display. Here’s a look at the light, thin and capable 7-inch slate.

CES: T-Mobile intros 42 Mbps Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

At CES, T-Mobile launched the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G which can take full advantage of the operators HSPA+ 42 Mbps speeds. I sat down with T-Mobile CTO, Neville Ray, to discuss the operators 4G network of today as well as it’s plans for the future.

Qualcomm at CES: Emerging markets by the numbers

Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs shared his mobile vision at CES Tuesday, with much of the focus on emerging markets. With half of all smartphones expected to be sold in emerging markets by 2015, it’s no wonder the chipmaker is looking to innovate beyond traditional borders.

Lenovo IdeaPad S2: Docking tablet runs for 20 hours

Rivaling Asus’s Transformer Prime, Lenovo is showing off its own tablet with keyboard dock at the Consumer Electronics Show. The dual-core IdeaPad S2 weighs just 1.1 pounds, runs Google Android 4.0 out of the box and lasts for 20 hours with an optional keyboard dock.

Today in Mobile

MetroPCS this morning announced plans to roll out devices that will support free, over-the-air broadcasts from outlets including NBC, Fox and Univision. There’s no denying that users are increasingly eager to watch video on their mobile gadgets, but by trying to replicate a traditional TV experience wirelessly MetroPCS is making the same mistake Qualcomm and others have made: Users want mobile-friendly, on-demand video content rather than streaming episodes of, say, “Modern Family” or local newscasts. Adding DVR functionality — which won’t be available at launch — would be a big step toward making such an offering more attractive, but I’m not convinced even that would be enough to find much of an audience.

Mobile chip wars: DoCoMo & Co. take on Qualcomm

Asian chip manufacturers and NTT DoCoMo will create a joint venture to build mobile phone chips. The joint venture poses a threat to Qualcomm, but the subtext here is that as mobile phones rise in prominence, chip making is turning on its head.

It’s no T-Mo, but AT&T picks up Qualcomm airwaves

The FCC approved Qualcomm’s sale of its 700 MHz spectrum to AT&T. The deal is striking for two reasons; it closes a big chapter in the history of mobile TV and the FCC said it will look at interoperability in LTE bands next year.