Telecom Lead Europe: Lenovo, the world’s second-largest
PC vendor, has unveiled a no-contract mobile broadband service called Lenovo
The company claims that the new no-contract mobile
broadband service offers flexibility to consumers and business users while
connecting to valued online services.
Initially, the service is available in the United States
and nine European countries that include UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy,
Austria, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands.
The new no-contract service is embedded across select
models of the ThinkPad product line. All these ThinkPad laptops are being
shipped with Lenovo Mobile Access pre-activated as the default configuration.
We live in world where it’s not only undesirable to be
without online access, it’s often disruptive to businesses. For that reason we
wanted to create a flexible mobile broadband solution that would be
unparalleled in its ability to help business users stay connected and working,”
said Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager, ThinkPad Business Unit,
Lenovo Mobile Access is powered by cloud-based platform
from Macheen that provides pre-connected and customizable connectivity to
the Internet and corporate networks.
With service by Macheen, Lenovo Mobile Access lets users
trade ill-fitting plans for tailored connectivity featuring pay-as-you-go rates
and customized access for any device, application and user,” said Richard
Schwartz, president and CEO, Macheen.
Casual users can buy a Time Pass” for USD 1.95
for 30 minutes or USD 8.95 for one day under no-contract payment
option. In addition, other available options are 1 day (200MB), 1 month (2GB)
and 1 month (6GB).
The company also offers auto-renewable, bandwidth-specific
monthly plans for data allotments of 200MB, 2GB and 6GB.
Lenovo launches enterprise app shop offering mobile app
services to large businesses
Recently, Lenovo launched its first enterprise app shop
offering mobile app services to large businesses.
The app shop enables custom management, deployment and
publication as well as volume pricing. Corporate users can access and use
productivity apps on their Lenovo tablet or other Android-based tablet.