DataPass
Qualcomm's Gobi 3000 is already a big hit around these parts for its dual-mode CDMA and GSM radios, which makes staying connected much easier for serious globe trotters. Its no surprise then that HP chose that particular chip for its DataPass-enabled laptops which offer pay-as-you-go mobile broadband. For those that only need occasional access to 3G on the go or who cant stay in one country for more than a few weeks at a time DataPass and the flexible Gobi radio are a perfect match. Check out the PR after the break for a bit more of Qualcomm's gloating.
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Qualcomm's Gobi 3000 Technology for Embedded Connectivity Modules Power New Pay-as-You-Go Mobile Broadband Plans from HP

- New No Contract Mobile Broadband Data Plans Running on Gobi-enabled Laptops Deliver the Mobile Internet to Consumers on the Go -

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its Gobi™ 3000 technology, which powers a popular line of embedded data connectivity modules, is enabling a new form of pay-as-you-go mobile broadband data service in laptops from HP. Known as HP DataPass, this pay-as-you-go data plan brings mobile broadband to the consumer who wants access to the Internet when occasionally travelling away from the home or office but does not need a regular service contract. In the business world, these plans would complement existing corporate contracts and give IT managers a more flexible enterprise mobility solution to meet the needs of the employee on the go.

"Our Gobi technology is enabling advanced mobile data services on PC and tablet products from top-tier OEMs," said Fram Akiki, senior director of product management for Qualcomm. "Innovative pay-as-you-go plans like HP DataPass will provide network operators with new and untapped channels of service and deliver mobile broadband to a broader set of end users."

Qualcomm's Gobi technology provides embedded connectivity solutions for all major carrier networks worldwide. The solution features the Gobi Application Programming Interface (API) combined with industry leading modem chipsets to help spur innovation in mobile broadband connectivity for PC and tablet OEMs.

For more information about Qualcomm's line of Gobi embedded 3G/4G connectivity solutions, please visit http://www.gobi.com.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 26, 2010, and most recent Form 10-Q.

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