HP + Qualcomm's Gobi Chips for Worldwide Internet Access

HP + Qualcomm's Gobi Chips for Worldwide Internet Access
HP + Qualcomm's Gobi Chips for Worldwide Internet Access. HP and Qualcomm announced that they are working together to incorporate Qualcomm's "Gobi" TM global mobile Internet technology in select 2008 HP business notebooks to enable high-speed connectivity on both CDMA2000 EV-DO and UMTS HSPA networks with a single wireless solution.

In case you care to know Qualcomm's Gobi technology, it's a single chip solution which supports both EV-DO Rev. A and HSPA mobile broadband access.

And now HP and Qualcomm have announced that select 2008 HP business notebooks will be delivered with built-in Gobi chips. This means users with such a laptop will be able to access the Internet wherever they are, without relying on WiFi availability.

Gobi technology will be offered on a range of 2008 HP notebook products, including ultra-portable, balanced mobility and performance categories. The addition of Gobi technology allows customers to access wireless networks capabilities beyond a Wi-Fi network to stay connected on various network technologies.

"HP continually strives to meet the demands of the mobile professional, and we see Qualcomm's Gobi technology as a growing trend for the future of notebook computing," said Carol Hess-Nickels, Director of Business Notebook Marketing, Personal Systems Group, HP. "Incorporating the Gobi solution into our award-winning notebooks provides HP customers the confidence that their notebook will work on a variety of networks around the world and help keep them connected on the go."

"Vodafone is committed to growing the market for 3G broadband, with particular focus on the built-in laptop sector. The Gobi platform is a significant step forward, providing greater accessibility to data services for our customers on the move," said Oliver Mauss, Global Director of Business Marketing of Vodafone. "We are actively engaged with both Qualcomm and HP to deliver 3G broadband connectivity and expect this collaboration to further accelerate mass market adoption."

The embedded Gobi solution includes Qualcomm's MDM1000 chipset, associated software and API, and a reference design for a software-defined configurable data module supporting both EV-DO Rev. A and HSPA with full backward compatibility.
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