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Thinkpad Tablet set to support multi-carrier capability

Thinkpad Tablet set to support multi-carrier capability
Thinkpad Tablet set to support multi-carrier capability
Lenovo and Qualcomm unite together to provide the Thinkpad with the remarkable Gobi chip

The Chinese computer giant Lenovo has decided to team up with Qualcomm to offer multi-carrier capability to its future Thinkpad Tablet. This tablet will be the first Android based tablet from Lenovo.

They have decided to come up with the option to include Qualcomm’s Gobi 3000 wireless internet chip. This chip will allow the users to get connected to any of the major mobile broadband carriers in the US without the need to change the hardware. It will also be supporting global roaming on the EVDO (Evolution-Data Optimized) and HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) networks.

So we can say that this technology will really be a great help for the people who have to travel a lot and will also be helpful for the consumers who wants to be in touch with their business even during their holiday trips and will want a 3G access.

According to Akiki, Senior director of product management at Qualcomm, the Gobi 3000 was designed to simplify 3G connectivity for mobile computing devices like Lenovo Thinkpad Tablets. He also added that with Gobi, Enterprise IT departments gets the flexibility to purchase 3G enabled Tablets, deploy to offices around the world and then allow each region to provision on an as-needed basis to their preferred carrier.

Till now the 32GB and 64GB versions of the Thinkpad offers the Gobi chip and the price of the tablet also increases by $130 with its addition to the tablet. So it is also to keep that in mind that how much you can afford to invest on the Gobi chip, if you are not travelling quite often.

However, this chip is not yet available for UK or European carriers.

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Author: Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-11-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)