, we receive info that Microsoft is working in conjunction with Google, Dell, HP, Intel and Philips.
A report in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer suggests that the companies plan to submit a new will soon submit a prototype device to U.S. regulators for testing. The report goes on to claim that MS will be developing the prototype and the rest of the coalition’s involvement remains unclear.
The device is intended to take advantage of the new airwaves that will be freed by Feb. 2009 when all TV stations are required to convert to digital signals. In the meantime, Microsoft’s prototype device is said to be capable of sensing signals that broadcasters aren’t using and migrate to open frequencies.
Microsoft, Google want FCC to test wireless device [Seattle PI]