Qualcomm launches Gobi3000 in a haze of romance

Qualcomm has got all mouthy on us, launching its Gobi3000 device.

The Gobi3000 reference design is based on Qualcomm’s MDM6200 and MDM6600 chipsets, both of which can provide support for HSPA+ data rates of up to 14.4 Mbps.

It is said to help speed up wireless internet speeds by doubling the HSPA downlink speed and enhancing the Gobi common application programming interface (API) system.

Users can also apparently choose between single-mode (UMTS) and multi-mode designs (CDMA/UMTS).

And it’s definitely a day for getting together, with Qualcomm announcing not one, but five relationships with different suppliers. It’s also jumped into bed with Huawei, Novatel Wireless, Option, Sierra Wireless and ZTE – dangerous partnerships we say.

Of course there’s some more gushing to be done. Kirk Schell, marketing director, business client products at Dell, said: “The Gobi mobile Internet modules have brought WAN connectivity to many of our laptop computing solutions.

“We look forward to giving our customers an even faster mobile Internet experience by offering the Gobi3000 solution in our Latitude product lines.” What Kirk meant to say was: “I love you Qualcomm. I will be your love forever and ever.”

Dilip Bhatia, vice president, ThinkPad Marketing, Lenovo, added: “We’ve used Qualcomm’s Gobi mobile Internet connectivity solutions on many of our ThinkPad laptops to give our customers wireless 3G connectivity that keeps them connected almost anywhere they go.

“By integrating a Gobi3000-based module into upcoming ThinkPad laptops, we’ll continue to provide users with an even faster, easy-to-use connectivity solution for an untethered, productive user experience.”

Dilip forgot to mention that as a token of his love for Qualcomm, he presented it with a huge bunch of roses, the biggest Valentine Day card in the cosmos, and a box of the yummiest yummiest expensive Belgian chocolates.