According to Core Duo News, Fujitsu will begin offering a 3G UMTS/HSDPA connectivity module for the
Fujitsu LifeBook P1610. This considerably broadens the connectivity capabilities of the P1610, one of the smallest ultraportable notebooks (which also doubles as a Tablet PC with its 8.9-inch widescreen touchscreen display), especially for those who travel a lot. This was announced on Fujitsu’s Asia/Pacific site – we are unsure if this will be offered outside of Asia.
The full press release is available here (Fujitsu.com).
Excerpt from the press release:
The new era of mobile computing dawned with the launch of the stylishly slender LifeBook Q2010 with HSDPA in 2006. Having gained industry and consumer affirmation, Fujitsu now offers this new-found freedom to LifeBook P1610.
Singapore, February 27, 2007 â€” Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific today announced the release of LifeBook P1610 with embedded HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access), extending their HSDPA-embedded notebook PC range to a tablet PC form factor.
Imagine not having to search for Wi-Fi hotspots and/or LAN ports when you only have ten precious minutes before rushing to your next meeting. Or not having cables, additional drivers or portable modems sticking out of your notebook PCs and adding to your burden.
Even better, imagine wireless connection on a stylishly- and intelligently-designed notebook PC anytime and anywhere you may need. All you need to do is to subscribe to the service provided by your local Telco and slot in a SIM card into the notebook PC. This is as close as anyone can possibly and realistically get to the widely hyped adage of true mobile freedom.
Launched in Q3 2006, the petite LifeBook P1610 added excitement to the ultra-portable PC market with its amazingly light weight of only about 1 kilogram. It also features an 8.9-inch WXGA transflective LCD, which, with the convenience of its bi-directional hinge, can be easily converted for use as a tablet PC. In addition, features like touch screen LCD which provides easy navigation, and pen input capabilities make this machine an even more functional tool.
Finally, in order to provide users with cutting edge technology the LifeBook P1610 with HSDPA is Windows Vistaâ„¢ ready and can be fully upgradeable to this much anticipated operating system.
Fujitsu remains firmly committed to the promotion of a cleaner environment, implementing the European Unionâ€™s Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive (RoHS) across our entire range of products, allowing Fujitsu to stay keenly focused on our customersâ€™ health and well-being, embracing a healthier environment for all.