Lenovo on Monday said that models within its ThinkPad Z Series, which begins shipping next month, will incorporate all the hardware needed to access the EV-DO service, eliminating the use of an add-in card.
Dell and HP, meanwhile, are getting started with external EV-DO cards, which fit into the PC card slot on their notebooks. The two companies are aiming to build in the EV-DO hardware, stating next year.
Dell plans to begin building the hardware directly into its notebooks, which it will be doing some time early next year. The EV-DO service currently costs about $80 per month for unlimited access, but Dell is offering a discounted rate of $60 per month, assuming that you already have one of Verizon's monthly voice plans and agree to a two-year contract.