Lenovo’s ThinkPad tablet, which initially supported only WiFi for internet connectivity, has received an upgrade which will enable it to connect to 3G networks as well for data connectivity.
For 3G connectivity, Lenovo is making use of the Qualcomm’s Gobi 3000 platform. The benefit of using the Gobi 3000 platform is that it offers worldwide connectivity and far better roaming options to any one as it is able to connect to both GSM and CDMA networks for data connections.
This solution further widens the workable area limit of the people utilising this technology as the Gobi chipset can allow data transmission no matter where and which network a user might be on.
The Lenovo ThinkPad will now be the first Android tablet that gives enterprise customers a single mobile platform for use throughout the world. The new ThinkPad tablet with the Gobi 3000 chipset eliminates the need to change hardware to support different carriers or mobile connectivity standards from region to region. With Gobi 3000 technology, ThinkPad Tablet users can easily connect to any major carrier and stay connected with global roaming support when business brings them overseas.
For now, the tablet has only been announced for the users in the United States of America but is expected to be launched in other countries soon. However, an official confirmation on the price and date of the worldwide launch of the tab is still awaited.