Qualcomm to go after emerging markets; Nintendo says no to mobile games

Quick news from around the Web.

> Qualcomm posted another quarter of record revenues, and plans to focus more carefully on emerging markets. Article

> Apple is reportedly pushing to get a Sapphire plant up and running in Arizona for a "critical" product component. Article

> Samsung will reportedly reduce the number of changes it's making to Google's Android platform. Article

> Amazon is reportedly building a retail check-out system using its Kindle tablets. Article

> IDC is warning of saturation in the tablet market. Article

> HTC said it is still working on upgrading its One smartphone to Android version 4.4, dubbed KitKat. Article

> Nintendo said it won't release games for mobile devices. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Access Spectrum, an Upper 700 MHz A Block licensee, said the FCC's authorization of TDD equipment for the band opens up the spectrum to numerous new uses by vertical industries. Article

> Globalstar is targeting the second quarter for the introduction of Sat-Fi, a new voice and data service that enables customers to use their Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, tablets and laptops to connect with Globalstar's satellite network when they are outside of cellular coverage. Article

Telecom News

> TDS Telecom is putting broadband into the hands of more rural residential and business customers in Wisconsin and Michigan thanks to the completion of two American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) broadband stimulus projects. Article

> Integra is giving its wholesale and business service customers on the West Coast another connectivity option by enabling a long-haul fiber network route providing a connection between Salt Lake City to Sacramento. Article

Cable News

> Dan Moloney, the former president of Motorola Mobility, has joined the board of directors of Lantiq, a supplier of broadband chips and home networking gear. Moloney is well-known for his numerous leadership jobs at tech firms like Motorola and General Instruments. Article

And finally… Rob Hyndman: "One of the most amazing things about the Internet right now is the explosion of apps that I am never, ever going to use."