Lenovo Group (HKSE: 0992) and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet will now offer Qualcomm’s Gobi™ 3000 technology, making it the first Android tablet that gives enterprise customers a single mobile platform for use throughout the world. The new offering eliminates the need to change hardware to support different carriers or mobile connectivity standards from region to region. With Gobi 3000 technology, ThinkPad Tablet users can easily connect to any major US carrier and stay connected with global roaming support when business brings them overseas.
“More and more business users rely upon mobile broadband connectivity to enhance their productivity,” said Tom Butler, Director, ThinkPad Marketing, Lenovo. “Qualcomm’s Gobi 3000 option on our ThinkPad Tablet lets users easily connect to mobile networks regardless of their location or underlying wireless technology, making their wireless experience truly flexible.”
“Our Gobi 3000 solution was designed to simplify 3G connectivity for mobile computing devices, like Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet,” said Fram Akiki, senior director of product management for Qualcomm. “With Gobi, Enterprise IT departments have the flexibility to purchase 3G-enabled tablets, deploy to offices around the world, then allow each region to provision on an as-needed basis to their preferred carrier.”
Qualcomm’s Gobi 3000 technology is the only multiband embedded connectivity solution to provide connectivity on all major U.S. carriers and support global roaming on EVDO and HSPA networks.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet with the Gobi 3000 option will be available through www.lenovo.com and Lenovo business partners starting this month. For more information, please visit http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/tablet/.
For more information about Qualcomm’s line of Gobi embedded connectivity solutions, please visit http://www.qualcomm.com/products_services/chipsets/gobi.html.
Lenovo (HKSE:992) 9ADR:LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.