Andy pointed me to this story over at UnStrung. Qualcomm which has traditionally shunned the whole WiFI thing has joined the TGn Sync group working on developing the new 108-Mbit/s high-speed WiFi standard, 802.11n. Paul Jacobs, the new big Q in a conference call said, “The work we’re doing will be increasingly important to allow phones to share multimedia content with other consumer devices.” I think it is clear, the company wants to re-distribute the content being streamed/downloaded to the handset to be shared in a home environment. How about video clips on the handset being played back on Plasma screen. Or could it be that, Qualcomm wants to turn the “handset into a set-top box.” We will have to wait till end of 2005 to find out what really happens, as new 802.11n products come to market.