Saturday, May 31, 2008

Broadcom Secures 3G iPhone GPS Contract?

Broadcom has secured a contract with Apple to provide GPS to the 3G iPhone according to a Gigaom report.

The report states that the 3G iPhone will have GPS because of legal requirements put in place by the FCC.

According to Gigaom's sources, "the contract has been nailed down by Broadcom, a relatively new entrant into the GPS market. The Irvine, Calif.-based chip company had acquired Global Locate in July 2007 for $143 million in cash and $80 million in incentives."

This capability would skyrocket the use of the Google Maps application and has already given wings to new application startups such as Pelago.

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