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T-Mobile, AT&T sign on to support Windows 10 on Snapdragon PCs

T-Mobile, AT&T sign on to support Windows 10 on Snapdragon PCs


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HP Envy X2 Always Connected PC
HP Envy X2 Always Connected PC
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T-Mobile and AT&T have added their commitments to support the new Windows 10 Always Connected PC devices that use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile platform when they arrive at some point this year. Verizon and Sprint announced their commitments earlier this year.

Always Connected PCs run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 or 845 processors and provide a cellular connection, much like how a smartphone or tablet works. They also boast longer battery life than Intel-powered PCs, though they do have some limitations with what they are capable of.

In addition to T-Mobile and AT&T, Qualcomm says Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, France’s Transatel, China’s CMCC, Ireland’s Cubic Telecom, Spain’s Telefónica, and Swisscom in Switzerland have agreed to support Always Connected PCs. Some of these carriers have agreed to sell Always Connected PCs at their retail locations as well, although which ones haven’t been announced just yet. They will also be sold through Amazon and at Microsoft stores.

HP, Asus, and Lenovo have committed to making Always Connected PCs, and some have gone on sale in Taiwan already. Other regions are expected to be able to purchase the devices in the coming months.

Correction February 21st, 1PM ET: T-Mobile and AT&T have committed to supporting Always Connected PCs on their networks, not to sell them, as initially stated. We’ve reached out to both companies to see if they’ll be among the carriers offering the devices at retail.