Qualcomm, Microsoft team on streaming media | CNET News.com "Qualcomm plans to integrate Microsoft Windows media technology into many of its cell phone chips, the companies said Thursday.
The move is expected to be a boon for both wireless streaming services and for Microsoft, which has been struggling for a bigger share of the cell phone software market.
The first line of Qualcomm chips to directly support Microsoft's streaming audio and video technologies will be available by March, the companies said.
For Microsoft, the deal is a major step toward getting its audio and video software into mobile phones ahead of rivals such as Apple Computer. So far, just Motorola and Japan's NEC have Microsoft's media decoders integrated into their handsets."