Qualcomm offers refunds for mobile TV gadgets

Dec 10, 2010 By PETER SVENSSON , AP Technology Writer

(AP) -- Qualcomm is offering to refund customers who bought its portable TV sets, ahead of shutting down the broadcasts on March 27.

Qualcomm's FLO TV service is the only subscription-based broadcast in the U.S. designed for portable gadgets. It's been live since 2007, but has never garnered much interest from customers.

The San Diego-based company is offering full refunds for its battery-powered portable TV set, an Audiovox-branded portable DVD player/TV set and an in-car entertainment system.

Running FLO TV cost $132 million in the latest quarter. It has said that shutting it down will reduce earnings next year by $125 million to $175 million.

Explore further: EU Parliament votes to break up Google

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Qualcomm to let phones record mobile TV shows

Apr 13, 2010

(AP) -- Phones and other mobile devices that receive Qualcomm Inc.'s FLO TV broadcasts will get new features later this year, including the ability to record shows off the air.

Qualcomm pulls plug on Flo TV device sales

Oct 06, 2010

US technology company Qualcomm said Tuesday that it was suspending sales of its Flo TV "personal television" sets as it examines the future of the mobile TV service.

Free local TV soon to be available on cell phones

Jan 06, 2010

(AP) -- The prospect of watching live, local TV shows on mobile phones and other portable devices is getting closer. Manufacturers this week are showing off gadgets can receive a new type of digital TV transmissions.

Recommended for you

EU Parliament votes to break up Google

Nov 27, 2014

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the break-up of Google Thursday in a largely symbolic vote that nevertheless cast another blow in the four-year standoff between Brussels and the US Internet ...

Toyota finds new air bag issue, recalls more cars

Nov 27, 2014

Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan on Thursday as part of a worldwide scare over defective air bags and is investigating a new type of air bag problem that could lead to further recalls.

Netflix sues Yahoo CIO for alleged kickbacks

Nov 26, 2014

Netflix is suing a former company vice president who is now chief information officer at Yahoo, accusing him of receiving money from vendors he hired to work with the video streaming company.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.