HP &Cingular to Offer Notebooks with Global 3G

HP will integrate Cingular’s BroadbandConnect into future HP business notebooks.HP is expected to be the first company to provide customers with global 3G capabilities when it expands its range of broadband wireless notebooks to integrate Cingular’s UMTS/HSDPA-based technology later this year. Customers will be able to enjoy wireless access to email, the Internet and business data both in the United States — either with BroadbandConnect or high-speed EDGE services — and abroad in more than 100 countries worldwide in which there are UMTS or GPRS/EDGE networks available. BroadbandConnect service is expected to be available in most major U.S. markets by the end of this year.

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