Conference On Mobile Devices Kicks Off In SD

'Uplinq' Held At Hyatt Manchester Until Thursday

A two-day conference kicked off Wednesday at the Hyatt Manchester hotel in downtown San Diego and drew more than 1,700 people from 33 different countries to share their creativity aimed at the future of wireless mobile devices.

"We are really, really seeing the greatest wave of creativity in history," said Dr. Paul Jacobs, the chief executive officer of Qualcomm, the sponsor of the event.

"It's not about the latest devices that are bursting on the scene it's about the whole new level of possibility they deliver," Jacobs said in his keynote address to the convention.

The convention known as "Uplinq" is bringing together the creative minds behind the new applications for wireless devices.

Jacobs demonstrated one by holding a phone over a case holding a DVD movie. The new technology lets the user see a movie trailer of the DVD just by holding the phone over it. 3D for mobile devices is also on the horizon as are millions of new users.

According to Jacobs, there are more than 1.3 billion third-generation devices out there, and by 2015 there will be two billion more.

With more mobile computing devices, Jacobs said, "It is now the dominant computing platform and it will never go back."

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