Ericsson mobile broadband module in Lenovo ThinkPad tablet

Ericsson announced that Lenovo’s Android-based

ThinkPad tablet – featuring Ericsson’s F5521gw embedded HSPA Evolution mobile
broadband module – offers users the fastest mobile broadband experience
available for devices of this type.

It offers download speeds of up to 21Mbps and
upload speeds of up to 5.8Mbps. Business people can now be more productive
while being at the airport thanks to the launch of an ultra-portable product
that provides a mobile connection to the Internet, company business systems and
e-mail accounts.

Our ThinkPad tablet gives mobile professionals
the first real business-focused tablet that keeps them productive while
protecting their data and managing their device,” said Tom Butler, director,
Worldwide ThinkPad Marketing, Lenovo.

We have incorporated Ericsson’s F5521gw module
into our 3G model to give the users an incredibly fast mobile broadband
connection along with other benefits, like cost-effectiveness, low power
consumption and long battery life,” Butler added.

The market for tablets is expected to grow rapidly over the coming years and it is likely
that the majority of those tablets will incorporate an embedded mobile
broadband module.

We see a clear trend suggesting that devices will
soon be considered useless if they cannot be connected.
Research carried
out by Ericsson ConsumerLab shows that, regardless of
the device they are using, people are increasingly discovering how difficult
life is when they are not continuously connected to the cloud,” said Mats
Norin, vice president, Ericsson Mobile Broadband Modules.

Lenovo has been using Ericsson’s HSPA modules for
models of its ThinkPad laptops since 2008. Now, thanks to the F5521gw module,
launched in September 2010, Lenovo will launch its 3G ThinkPad Tablet with the
market’s fastest mobile broadband connection. The 3G model of the ThinkPad
Tablet will be available in 4Q 2011.

The module is the size of a PCI Express Mini Card,
which is a standardized form factor in the PC industry. It will also be
available in a smaller, thinner format, as well as a half-size version of a PCI
Express Mini Card in October this year.


These versions will fit inside smaller devices,
such as media players and personal navigation devices. All three versions of
the module are based on ST-Ericsson-proven Thor 21Mbps thin modems, which work
on both WCDMA/HSPA and GSM/EDGE networks.


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