Reliance Jio, which disrupted the telecom industry with its offers, is reportedly in talks with an American company to introduce a laptop with a SIM card in the country. This could be the company’s plan to increase its revenue per user.
A report said the company had talks with Qualcomm–a big player in chip development– to introduce a laptop in the Indian market with a built-in cellular connection. Qualcomm is already working with the company on the 4G feature phone launched by Jio last year. A senior Qualcomm officer was quoted by ET saying Jio could take the device and bundle it with data and content.
Qualcomm is already talking to Smartron to bring the Snapdragon 835-powered laptops with cellular connectivity. The company is working with major PC manufacturers for the “always-connected personal computers.”
Currently, laptops don’t come with built-in connectivity. They have to be connected to networks using wifi, or dongle or mobile hotspots.
This could open a different segment of laptops in the country. The company can charge some money per month as the fee to use high-speed internet. This kind of connection will be more secure than the conventional hotspot connections.