Qualcomm New Gobi2000 Technology for 3G Connectivity in Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops

Embedded Gobi Solution Will Allow PC Users to Access Multiple Operators Worldwide

Qualcomm
Incorporated  and Lenovo Group 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

“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 connected.”

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.
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.

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