New Dell wireless notebooks released
Yesterday was a big day for Dell Computers. The company released four new laptops. Two of these portable machines – called Latitude notebooks – are available with Cingular Wireless' BroadbandConnect service built into their systems, according to a Dell release.
The new D620 and D820 notebooks can be configured with Cingular's UMTS/HSPDA-based 3G technology onboard, giving customers global wireless data capabilities from day one. In the U.S., Latitude users now have mobile broadband access in all BroadbandConnect markets launched by Cingular in 2005 – and in most major markets by the end of this year – with high-speed network coverage outside those areas in 13,000 cities and towns. Overseas, they can use their Latitude notebooks wirelessly in conjunction with EDGE or GPRS data service in more than 100 countries worldwide.
The new Latitude notebooks are available immediately. Customers can activate Cingular's BroadbandConnect service directly from Dell and are billed monthly. Beginning in late Q2, customers will be able to sign-up for Cingular Data Connect international plans. These will offer two international wireless data monthly usage plans.