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HP debuts wireless PCMCIA card modem

Connecting to the AT&T Wireless’ EDGE network via a wireless PCMCIA card modem, HP notebook and Tablet PC users can increase their productivity while on the go by accessing business applications such as e-mail, Internet, intranet, company databases and enterprise application at speeds up to three times that of a dial-up connection. Customers can expect to receive average download data rates between 100-130 kilobits per second with speed bursts up to 200 kbps.

“HP further outpaces the competition in wireless Internet by making EDGE technology available to customers using notebook and Tablet PCs so they can increase business communication cycle times and improve corporate productivity,” said Kevin Frost, vice president of notebook marketing, Personal Systems Group, HP. “Companies also get a great return on their investment because workers can stay connected to the network for longer periods of time and at higher speeds.”

Customers can order the entire solution quickly and easily online, including service activation, through http://www.hp.com/go/wan. This Web site provides a simple, one-stop shopping experience for customers’ wireless needs. Customers signing up for a two-year contract on the AT&T Wireless Mobile Internet $79.99 Unlimited Data Plan can purchase a Sony Ericsson EDGE modem card and software for $149 (after mail-in rebate).(1)

With the addition of EDGE service, HP now offers one of the broadest wireless wide area network offerings. Customers can choose up to four different carriers and PC card solutions. HP conducts comprehensive compatibility and certification testing to help ensure the wireless solutions work seamlessly with a variety of HP notebook and Tablet PCs, including the ultra-portable HP Compaq Business Notebook nc4000 and the award-winning HP Compaq Tablet PC TC1100.

The recently introduced HP Compaq Tablet PC TC1100 is a versatile, full-function, mobile PC with increased power and performance. It incorporates a low-voltage Intel® Pentium® M processor and wireless capabilities supporting the Centrino