Compaq nc6400 gets UMTS/HSDPA

HP nc6400HP’s Compaq nc6400 will be the first notebook available in the U.S. with built-in UMTS/HSDPA. HPâ€â„¢s business users can now enjoy the benefits of mobile broadband both in the United States. either with Cingular Wireless BroadbandConnect or high-speed EDGE services, and in more than 115 countries with UMTS or GPRS/EDGE networks available. The HP Compaq nc6400 is the first notebook with a tri-band UMTS modem supporting data rates of up to 3.6 megabits per second.
The HP Compaq nc6400 Notebook PC with integrated Cingular Wireless BroadbandConnect is expected to be available in late December at a starting price of $1,599. HP nc6400 customers can get monthly unlimited Cingular BroadbandConnect service for $59.99. International plans also are available. A North American plan of 100 megabytes for $109 per month provides for usage in Canada and Mexico, as well as unlimited domestic data. Cingularâ€â„¢s global plan of 100 megabytes for $139 a month covers data usage in more than two dozen countries worldwide, as well unlimited use in the United States.