Lenovo to launch Super 3G laptops

By Derek Sooman on February 2, 2006, 12:50 PM
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."

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Need_a_Dell said:
Yet another big company merger! This may truly be the new trend of 2006/07. The sound of these new 3G laptops sounds pretty cool! Looks like getting onto the web wirelessly will become simpler and simpler as time goes on, which is definitly a good thing.
Cartz said:
I never quite understood why GPRS and CDMA access was not built into laptops standard years ago. It would allow (limited) connection to the itnernet anywhere with cellphone service, and would have netted the companies a nice monthly fee for providing the service...Something that should have come years ago in my opinion.
nathanskywalker said:
So Dell, joins the bandwagon. though i think they would be only the second or third company to do this.
MonkeyMan said:
Wow, this is groundbreaking. I do not actually have the money right now to purchase a laptop, but I am certainly having thoughts about doing so. Laptops are easier to carry places, and also it is much more convienient to the web addicts. Great job Lenovo, this is definately a great move for your company. Also, it seems like Dell is going to rule the market this year, with the AMD alliance, and its technological lineup for 2006.
gamingmage said:
It seems that competition for things such as these are getting fierce so, in order to compete companies merge together. I wonder how much they will be and how much of a difference the technology will make.
Cy6erpuke said:
IBM (lenovo) is not staying behind then. I wish they could compete in the same price class as HP and Acer. I sell a lot of laptops and Thinkpads are nice but pricy her in South-Africa. How about there?
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