BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT), today announced that the Always Connected PC category continues to grow in momentum as it's embraced by additional mobile operators from around the world. This momentum can bring easy and affordable connectivity plans to consumers on advanced 4G/LTE wireless networks in Asia, Australia, North America and Europe. Select operators also plan to stock Always Connected PCs in their retail locations. Three new Windows 10 devices powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile PC platform from OEM brands ASUS, HP and Lenovo™ plan to utilize mobile operators' blazing fast 4G/LTE networks, supporting mobile computing virtually anytime, anywhere.
"Our collaboration together with Microsoft has continued to build momentum for the Always Connected PC category," said Don McGuire, Vice President, Global Product Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "With the growing list of commitments from leading mobile operators worldwide, Snapdragon powered Always Connected PCs are engineered to offer consumers a compelling and powerful mobile computing experience, with instant on capability, always on connectivity* and 'beyond all-day' battery life in innovative, thin and light designs."
Always Connected PCs are expected to utilize the blazing fast 4G/LTE speeds on the following leading mobile operator networks.
- Australia – Telstra
- China – CMCC (China Mobile Communications Corporation)
- France – Transatel
- Germany – Deutsche Telekom
- Ireland – Cubic
- Spain – Telefónica
- Switzerland – Swisscom
- U.S.A – T-Mobile and AT&T
These new operators join those previously announced at CES.
- China – China Telecom
- Italy – TIM
- U.K. – EE
- U.S. – Sprint, Verizon
"The Always Connected PC combines the connectivity and the simplicity of the smartphone with the power and creative capability of the Windows 10 PC, transforming how we work and play," said Matt Barlow, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices, Microsoft. "In collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and with the support of these mobile operators, consumers will be able to enjoy up to gigabit 4G/LTE connectivity and stay connected to the things that are most important to them."
At CES 2018 in January, Lenovo announced the details of their new Always Connected PC the Miix 630 2-in-1 detachable featuring the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform and Windows 10S for a streamlined experience. This launch builds on the momentum of ASUS and HP, who launched their first Windows on Snapdragon devices – the 2-in-1 convertible ASUS NovaGo and the detachable HP ENVY x2 – during Qualcomm's second annual Snapdragon Tech Summit last December.
For more about device availability, consumers should look for specific mobile operator announcements and offers anticipated in the first half of 2018.
*Requires network connectivity.
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