Acer, HP to Join Dell, Fujitsu in Eventual 3G Service

Couple of stories concerning high-speed 3G mobile connections being built-in or bundled with upcoming laptops from Acer, Dell, HP, and Fujitsu:

The Register reports that:

Acer has re-iterated its plan to bundle Vodafone-branded ‘super 3G’ HSDPA data cards with a pair of upcoming notebook PCs, pledging to introduce TravelMate and Aspire laptops with the cards in the coming months.

Dell announced three 3G-equipped notebooks last month, having already stated earlier this year – as Acer did – its plan to ship laptops with bundled HSDPA cards. Like Acer, Dell will offer Vodafone data cards…..Fujitsu Siemens is also planning to offer HSDPA-enabled notebooks this year, though it’s partnering with T-Mobile.


MobileWhack
is reporting on HP’s plans to team up with Cingular to offer ‘BroadbandConnect:

The CTIA Wireless 2006 show is the perfect place for companies to demonstrate their cutting edge and innovative technologies. Some all see it the ideal platform to announce joint collaborative projects. Cingular Wireless and HP have just announced HP’s plans to incorporate Cingular’s BroadbandConnect in their renowned notebooks. HP claims to be the first company to provide users global 3G capabilities with its range of broadband wireless notebooks which will feature Cingular’s UMTS/HSDPA-based technology.

More information on current BroadbandConnect solutions from Cingular.

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