How Jio 4G laptops could revive the Indian PC market

Reliance Jio planning to launch always connected PCs with Qualcomm: Report

Reliance Jio planning to launch always connected PCs with Qualcomm: Report

Reliance Jio's next Sensation: Reliance Jio is all set for one more sensation: a laptop with a SIM Card. For Always Connected PCs, Microsoft has even tweaked its Windows 10 operating system that offers same basic functionality but runs major applications in emulator mode.

Reliance Jio is now in talks with chip-maker Qualcomm to launch laptops with cellular connectivity that will be powered by Windows 10.

"The report quotes Miguel Nunes, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, saying, "...we have talked to Jio. The company has held talks with United States chipmaker Qualcomm to bring out laptops running the Windows 10 operating system with an inbuilt cellular connection for the Indian market.

After debuting with smartphones and later launching 4G feature phones and MiFi dongles in India, Reliance Jio's next bet is the prevalent laptop market 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.

Globally, the chipmaker is already working with companies such as Asus, HP and Lenovo for the so-called "Always Connected PCs". With JioPhone, Reliance Jio wants those people to get on to the 4G bandwagon who can not afford buying even the entry-level smartphones. They have to be connected to networks using wifi, or dongle or mobile hotspots. If this comes out to be true then Jio laptops will connect to the Internet automatically when switched on without the need of manual Wi-Fi or LAN connection. In the light of this news, Reliance seems adamant to embed Jio in each and every device that is capable of running the internet. Notably, Reliance Jio has been steadily expanding its user base and is now sitting on 175 million users in terms of subscribers on its network. If laptops start rolling out with data bundles, Reliance Jio is not eyeing to conquer the laptop market but it is aiming to reach out to more consumers and strengthen its user base. What is being offered would be new for network providers, for OEMs and also for the users.

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