HP and Qualcomm last week announced they were teaming up to incorporate Qualcomm's Gobi global mobile Internet technology in select 2008 HP business notebooks to enable high-speed connectivity on 3G UMTS/HSPA and EV-DO networks in a single wireless solution.
The idea is to usurp WiFi, as Qualcomm noted the technology will give users access to high-speed data services without having to search for a WiFi hotspot. Both HP and Qualcomm want to see operators adopting a more WiFi hotspot business approach by offering limited-time or day passes. Some operators such as Verizon have tested this concept but have yet to roll out the capability wide scale.
For more about the deal between HP and Qualcomm:
- read this release
- take a look at this article from The Register