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x200t WWAN upgrade options

2010-03-09, 1:50 AM

Hi all,

 

I have an x200 tablet which is "upgradable" for its WWAN option. I want to use the machine internationally with a variety of bands, and am interested in the GOBI solutions from Qualcomm. My questions:

 

1) Is the default GOBI 1000 card (57Y4485, here) my only option? The new GOBI 2000 cards, being much richer in compatibility and features (such as 78Y1399, here) are supposed to work with x100e/ the x*10 series, but features the same connectors. Can anyone verify that it actually works/doesn't work? Is the BIOS locking the newer card out on x200/x200t/T400/other last-generation Thinkpads?

 

2) Whether I get the GOBI 1000 or 2000, would I be able to use WWAN with providers other than Verizon/AT&T? Are the cards, despite being near-universally compatible per the GOBI standard, locked to these two providers? It will be very useful if I can make sure that the feature can actually be used when overseas.

 

Thanks a lot!

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Re: x200t WWAN upgrade options

2010-03-09, 11:50 AM

For the X200 tablet, only the GOBI 1000 card is quialified.

 

The GOBI card is not locked to a provider per se.  By default it will connect to Verizon.  By adding a SIM card, you can connect to that provider by choosing the International connection.  In terms on non-SIM providers like Sprint, I don't have any advice.

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Re: x200t WWAN upgrade options

2010-03-10, 2:02 AM

Any update? I can only see the gobi 2000 on the lenovo website. Will this work on my thinkpad x200t yet?

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Re: x200t WWAN upgrade options

2010-03-10, 2:04 AM

ps. I am using windows 7 64 bit.

 

Note to administrators.... there should be a date of post on the posts. I can't tell how recent the conversation is at the moment in the forum.

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Re: x200t WWAN upgrade options

2010-03-10, 2:45 AM

Hi pizzamaker74, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!

 

The posts are all dated... under the subject of each post. It is grey on white, so may not be obvious in all lighting conditions :smileysad:.

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Re: x200t WWAN upgrade options

2010-03-11, 14:28 PM

Think this is answered here:

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/x200t-WWAN-upgrade-options/m-p/211774#M14152

 

This is the card:

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=38&Code=57Y4485&current-category-id=DD119CA6FA0E4518A4086EB8FF1FDD2B&model-number=2263

 

I found it by going to shop.lenovo.com choosing Accessories putting in X200 tablet and choosing wireless.

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Re: x200t WWAN upgrade options

2010-06-20, 15:17 PM

Can't find Gobi 1000 on Lenovo's site. The above link is gone.

 

And what difference between Gobi 1000 vs 2000?

Tri-band HSPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100 MHz) vs Penta-band HSPA/UMTS (800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz) ??

Why x200t is not qualified while x200(s) is ok for Gobi 2000.

x200 Tablet, 4GB RAM, Pen/Hand Touch Screen
Windows 7 Pro x64
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