Dell and Vodafone have teamed up to roll out a 3G enabled wireless netbook. The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 with built-in mobile broadband with Vodafone 3G capability will hit stores in December 2008.
The new Inspiron Mini 9 netbook features an embedded 3G mobile broadband modem and comes preloaded with Vodafone’s Mobile Connect software, meaning new users can simply open the lid and start surfing in seconds.
Weighing in at only 1.035kg, the Inspiron Mini 9 is a genuinely mobile internet companion, delivering connectivity in a slim, sleek, alpine white design. Running the familiar Windows XP operating system, the Inspiron Mini 9 boasts a glossy 8.9 inch LED display, 1.3 mega pixel webcam, memory card reader, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 16GB solid state drive (SSD) storage.
The built-in 3G modem also delivers increased battery life and network reception, compared to using a USB modem.
According to Edward Goff, Vodafone’s general manager of Consumer Markets, the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 delivers the utmost flexibility, reliability and speed, for email and internet browsing on-the-go.
“The Inspiron Mini 9 offers the familiar user experience of a traditional laptop computer, while its compact and lightweight casing gives convenience and mobility of the latest smart phones.
“Customers can now use a single device to log on and access their emails, catch up on the latest news headlines, or update their social networking page, anywhere, anytime,” said Goff.
Evan Williams, Dell Australia’s general manager for Consumer Sales and Marketing said, “Dell Australia is excited to be the first company to offer a netbook in Australia with embedded mobile broadband.
“Our plans have been to give users the best mobile experience possible – and today’s news demonstrates how we are doing this.”
The Inspiron Mini 9 is available for $0 upfront on a $69.95 per month plan, including 5GB of Mobile Broadband data per month on a 24 month contract.