Qualcomm Announced Notebook Chip

San Diego-based Qualcomm said Wednesday that it has introduced a new embedded chip focused on providing Internet and GPS capability to notebook computers. Qualcomm said its new Gobi product allows notebooks to connect to high-speed mobile Internet services, including CDMA2000 EV-DO and UMTS HSPA networks. The chip also provided GPS capability to notebooks. According to Qualcomm, the Gobi product is available today with notebooks incorporating the technology expected in Q2 of 2008. Qualcomm did not name manufacturers who will be using the chip, however HP said in conjunction with the announcement that it believes that mobile Internet will be viewed as an essential notebook feature.