Only past year, Microsoft launched a few laptop systems with Asus and HP; with Snapdragon Qualcomm 835 chipset and Windows 10 OS. Reliance Jio revolutionized the data usage in India with its super aggressive pricing strategy. Reliance Jio evidently wants to make its presence felt among operators beyond smartphones.
Qualcomm is now working on it confirmed Miguel Nunes, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.
The Mukesh Ambani-led Jio has held talks with U.S. chip major Qualcomm to bring out laptops running the Windows 10 operating system with built-in cellular connections for the Indian market.
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is reportedly making a new technology Jio laptop with SIM card and 4G feature. Globally, the chipmaker is already working on the so-called 'Always connected PCs' with players like HP, Lenovo and Asus. This has been an age-old problem for the telecom providers in India. That would pave the way for the SIM card to be inserted and a smartphone cum laptop can be made available to the users.
The US-chip major is already in talks with Indian-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) manufacturer, Smartron, about the same and integrating cellular connectivity with Snapdragon 835-powered laptops. With JioPhone, Reliance Jio wants those people to get on to the 4G bandwagon who can not afford buying even the entry-level smartphones. The idea is to provide connectivity and portability without being dependent on a dongle or Wi-Fi network. In the light of this news, Reliance seems adamant to embed Jio in each and every device that is capable of running the internet.
Reliance Jio's entry into the ailing PC market is being hailed as a huge deal and could rejuvenate the lost interest in laptops. Plus, laptop users generally require more data.
This can probably be the future of computing as the users could enjoy connectivity in their laptops on the go, without the hassles of mobile tethering and plugging dongles.