Built-in 3G from Dell

PC maker Dell  is to build access to Vodafones 3G network into its notebook PCs in the UK, France and Germany. The PCs will offer optional integrated HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) wireless broadband capability, which Dell claims will boost current 3G download speeds by approximately four times. The built-in mobile broadband technology will also be backwards-compatible with UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, aka 3G) technology, and GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) wireless data networks. The PCs will be available in the first half of this year.
This is another important step in providing world-class mobile broadband technology to Dell customers,” says Jeff Kimbell, Director of Business Marketing for Dell EMEA. Dells collaboration with Vodafone demonstrates Dells on-going strategy to deliver innovative technology solutions to market to meet our customers requirements.
For Vodafone, Global Marketing Director Nick Jeffery adds:
Our collaboration with Dell is an important part of Vodafones plan to provide customers with new mobile solutions that use HSDPA to bring the full potential of mobile broadband to life.