Qualcomm’s New Gobi2000 Technology to Deliver 3G Connectivity in Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops

Qualcomm Incorporated and Lenovo Group today announced that
Lenovo will incorporate Qualcomm’s new Gobi2000 technology into upcoming
ThinkPad laptops in the X, T and W Series beginning in 2010 to enable global 3G
connectivity. The Gobi-equipped laptops will provide business users with
extensive wireless broadband access both domestically and internationally by
leveraging the wide availability of both EV-DO and HSPA wireless networks around
the world.

"Gobi mobile Internet connectivity will give our business PC users the
convenience of using one simple, built-in device to provide mobile broadband
access around the world," said Sam Dusi, vice president, worldwide ThinkPad
product marketing, Lenovo. "This flexible, multi-carrier solution allows mobile
workers to seamlessly connect to new broadband networks as they change
locations, while simplifying the work of IT managers, to support users around
the globe with a single laptop model."

"We are pleased that Lenovo will be adopting Gobi technology for the popular
ThinkPad laptops," said Barry Matsumori, vice president of product management at
Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "Embedded wireless connectivity is becoming widely
recognized for its inherent benefits for both users and enterprises, and Gobi
provides unparalleled flexibility for mobile workforces that need to stay

Businesses deploying ThinkPad laptops with Gobi technology will be able to
standardize on a single hardware platform that can be deployed globally. Each
region has the flexibility to provision 3G connectivity on an as-needed basis
and to their preferred carrier based on the coverage and pricing plans available
in their area. If an employee relocates to a different region or is traveling
outside the home coverage area, Gobi technology supports the ability to switch
carriers without having to swap data cards and/or reinvest in a new laptop,
reducing the costs to deploy 3G. Gobi technology also includes an integrated GPS
receiver for enabling location-based services such as asset tracking, real-time
data protection, geo-fencing and navigation.

Qualcomm’s embedded Gobi solutions for laptops and netbooks deliver support
for the world’s leading 3G technologies as well as for integrated GPS. For more
information about Gobi technology, please visit www.gobianywhere.com.


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