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crcline
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Is the new Gobi1000/2000 Mobile Broadband with GPS compatible with X200 Tablet and Verizon network?

I recently purchased a Thinkpad X200 Tablet computer (model 7449-44U) using Windows 7 and would like to upgrade it with an internal WWAN card for use with Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband (in the USA).  I am not very knowlegeable about WWAN and need some technical assistance in making sure I order the correct WWAN modules.

 

I am interested in the new Qualcomm-Gobi 1000/2000 mini card modules that are reported to include standalone GPS capability as well as supporting a wide range of RF bands for global connectivity.  Please refer to the attached product sheets for more info on Gobi 1000 and Gobi 2000 modules.

http://www.gobianywhere.com/files/gobi1000_overview.pdf

http://www.gobianywhere.com/files/gobi2000_overview.pdf

 

I have contacted Lenovo sales and technical support and was told only WWAN card that is compatible with both my X200 Tablet and Verizon Wireless is P/N 57Y4485.  see attached verizon data sheet.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?...

 

This data sheet has no information about any GPS capabilities. Is this a different WWAN card from the Gobi 1000 or 2000?  I would like to have GPS capability with the WWAN (useful for my work as well as traveling)

If you go to Lenovo's website for X200 Tablets, you can custom order a new X200 with the Gobi 1000 chipset configured for Verizon Wireless but I believe this card is not P/N 57Y4485.  Please help me what I need to order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

crcline
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Re: Is the new Gobi1000/2000 Mobile Broadband with GPS compatible with X200 Tablet and Verizon netw

Anybody know anything about the Qualcomm Gobi 1000 or Gobi 2000 WWAN module with integrated GPS???

 

Please provide any information you might have about these products and their use in the X200 Tablet. 

markjensen
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Re: Is the new Gobi1000/2000 Mobile Broadband with GPS compatible with X200 Tablet and Verizon netw

Just got X201T a few days ago. Checked Gobi2000 GPS feature. I could access the satelite images and maps of the world.

 

I have yet to test the broadband with my sim card.

 

Cheers!

antman0505
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Re: Is the new Gobi1000/2000 Mobile Broadband with GPS compatible with X200 Tablet and Verizon netw

I have the X201T with the Gobi2000 module.

 

I have used it my mobile broadband provider, Vodafone. I have found that the reception seems to be better than with the Vodafone USB modem.

 

I haven't been able to get the GPS to work so far although I have only tried in-doors.

Lenovo Staff
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Re: Is the new Gobi1000/2000 Mobile Broadband with GPS compatible with X200 Tablet and Verizon netw

Yeah you need to be outside to get GPS receivers to work. Mine works outside but doesn't see the satellites inside.

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