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Qualcomm enables global connectivity in HP notebooks

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:global connectivity? 3G? UMTS? HP notebooks?

Hewlett Packard has incorporated Qualcomm Inc.'s Gobi global mobile Internet technology in select 2008 HP business notebooks to enable high-speed connectivity on 3G UMTS HSPA/EV-DO networks with a single wireless solution.

Gobi technology enhances HP notebook customers' choice of mobile operators and will help increase international roaming capabilities. With a multimode Gobi powered HP notebook and an activated carrier service, customers benefit from multiple connection options to the latest network technologies and enhanced capabilities for increased connectivity.

"Qualcomm and HP have long been working together to improve the end-user experience," said Mike Concannon, VP of product management for Qualcomm CDMA technologies. "With the integration of Gobi technology into HP notebooks, the two companies bring connectivity to notebook users, enabling them to access the Internet without having to search for a Wi-Fi hotspot."

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.

Carol Hess-Nickels, director of business notebook marketing, personal systems group, HP, commented that incorporating the Gobi solution its notebooks provides the customers the confidence that their notebooks will work on a variety of networks around the world and help keep them connected on the go.

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.




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