Lenovo has joined Dell and Acer in making laptops that feature 3G technology. The company has revealed that it will launch notebooks with built-in support for 3G and HSDPA, and has signed a deal with Vodafone to allow Lenovo machines to carry 3G, GPRS and, in the future sometime, HSPDA connectivity. The company’s ThinkPad T60 and X60 notebooks are to feature the technology, although HSPDA support will not be available immediately.

"Vodafone helps us extend the mobile computing environment," said Marc Godin, vice-president of notebook marketing for Lenovo. "Our new Access Connections 4.1 software works with Vodafone's 3G network, enabling users to move seamlessly from one available network connection to the next without downtime or costly help desk calls."