Windows 8 device ODMs respond to Qualcomm Gobi wireless modems that power 3G / 4G connectivity

Telecom Lead America: Several Windows 8 ODMs respond to Qualcomm Gobi wireless modems that power 3G / 4G connectivity seamlessly.

Some of the vendors include Dell, Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, etc.

Qualcomm Technologies said its Qualcomm Gobi wireless modems play a vital role in delivering fast 3G and 4G/LTE connectivity to mobile computing devices built on and designed for Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Qualcomm Gobi embedded solutions enable fast connectivity, improved power efficiency and smaller designs.

The wireless modem can be found in Windows 8/RT-based computing products from Dell, Lenovo and Samsung, and in embedded wireless modules from Huawei, Option, Sierra Wireless and ZTE.

Qualcomm Gobi solutions support flexible, prepaid data plans for global 3G and 4G/LTE connectivity for an always-on, always-connected experience.

“Qualcomm Gobi modems have set the standard for mobile broadband connectivity across a wide range of devices and continue to drive solutions for emerging mobile trends such as thin, ultra-portable computing devices and new pay-as-you-go data options,” said Fram Akiki, senior director of product management at QTI.

Qualcomm Gobi modems have already been implemented in hundreds of laptops, tablets and other portable computing devices since 2008.

Embedded mobile computing OEMs are transitioning to Qualcomm Gobi’s second-generation 4G/LTE chipset, the MDM9x15, which enables lower power and smaller devices. Qualcomm Gobi’s third-generation LTE solution, the MDM9x25, is an LTE Advanced solution that supports LTE carrier aggregation and LTE Category 4 with peak data rates of up to 150 Mbps.

“Qualcomm Gobi technology is planned to power a variety of notebooks and tablets across our latest product portfolio. These systems will also feature optional Dell NetReady mobile broadband to enable on-the-go users to connect when and where they want,” said Brett McAnally, executive director, End User Computing, Dell.

“We’re excited to offer the latest Qualcomm Gobi technology in the ThinkPad Tablet 2,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice president at Lenovo. “The ThinkPad Tablet 2 offers industry leading mobility allowing business professionals to stay connected and be productive anywhere. Gobi 4G LTE modems help make this possible.”

“We look forward to offering our connected device customers the most advanced mobile broadband connectivity through Qualcomm Gobi 4G LTE technology,” said David Song, senior vice president of PC sales and marketing for Samsung Electronics.

“We are excited to be working closely with QTI to offer Qualcomm Gobi-based embedded products to customers building for Windows 8 and Windows RT,” said He Jinjun, director of mobile broadband solutions at Huawei.

“We have been using Qualcomm Gobi products for years and are pleased to be extending that relationship to our customers building Windows 8 and Windows RT-based devices,” said Bernard Schaballie, general manager embedded solutions at Option.

“Qualcomm Gobi technology adds value to our products by enabling seamless connectivity across networks,” said Dan Schieler, senior vice president, mobile computing for Sierra Wireless.

“As an industry leader in mobile broadband, and a long-time licensee of Qualcomm technology, we are excited to be incorporating Qualcomm Gobi modems in our latest product portfolio,” said Liu Shu Liang, director of MBB product planning at ZTE.

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