Tuesday, September 9, 2008

AT&T Certifies Qualcomm's Gobi Global Mobile Technology

Qualcomm's Gobi global mobile Internet technology has been certified for use on the AT&T mobile broadband network.

The Gobi technology includes Qualcomm's MDM1000 chipset, associated software and APIs, and a reference design for a software-defined configurable data modem supporting HSPA--with full backward compatibility to GPRS/EDGE--and other 3G wireless technologies. The solution is designed for embedding into notebooks and other portable devices.

The companies also announced certification for notebooks from two leading brands -- Panasonic and HP. Two of Panasonic's Gobi-enabled, fully rugged notebooks--the convertible tablet Toughbook 19 and flagship Toughbook 30 notebook--are now certified on AT&T's HSPA (High Speed Packet Access)-based BroadbandConnect 3G network. In addition, AT&T, Qualcomm and HP announced today that HP's refreshed line of notebooks featuring built-in AT&T and Gobi technology has been certified by AT&T.http://www.qualcomm.comhttp://www.att.com