While every other manufacturer of Slate devices might be scampering to include 3G services in their Slate devices, First International Computers has gone one step ahead and has decided to incorporate 4G mobile broadband connectivity in their upcoming range of Slate devices. The latest Slate PC news reveal its Beceem’s BCSM250 4G-WiMAX single-chip that is being integrated in the Slate PC to make them 4G ready. Needless to say this should provide FIC a head-start in seizing a considerable chunk of the fast emerging Tablet PC market.
Alex Dee, Vice President of Marketing for FIC has this to say of their company’s plan to incorporate 4G services. “FIC and 4G are a match made in heaven. FIC is a constant innovator in the computing and consumer electronics field, and being able to embed 4G connectivity into our state-of-the-art devices is going to be a key differentiator for our products. After careful evaluation of the different 4G product offerings and suppliers, we chose to align with Beceem given its industry-leading single-chip solution that will allow us to ship into the fast-growing 4G network footprint globally. In addition, we believe that Beceem’s upcoming BCS500 multi-mode 4G WiMAX/LTE chip would be ideal to allow us to build future Slate PCs that can seamlessly connect to the global 4G network footprint, independent of the underlying network being based on WiMAX or LTE.”
For the non initiated, First International Computer Inc. or FIC is an international player of repute in the field hi-tech devices and their products are always held in high esteem. They have considerable expertise in the field of computer motherboards, notebooks or Industrial PCs among many others.