CNET Asia is reporting that Intel is working with the GSM Assocation to “ help hardware makers include mobile SIM card readers and 3G connectivity in new PCs. ” This would benefit those wanting better connection speeds in areas where WiFi is unavailable.
This is one area where laptop manufacturers, Intel, and mobile service providers see eye-to-eye:
It’s thought such moves are designed to encourage laptop users to roam using their existing mobile accounts.
Embedded 3G connectivity has already caught the interest of laptop manufacturers. Dell recently announced a deal with Vodafone to offer HSDPA modems as an optional add-on for its laptops, while Lenovo also announced its intention to include super 3G in its hardware.