HP to Drive Mobile Connectivity Around the Globe with Vodafone
Posted on 7-Jul-2006 20:52.
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HP has announced a marketing initiative with Vodafone, the world’s largest mobile community, which will provide customers around the world with access to Vodafone’s global 3G (UMTS) and 3G broadband high-speed service (HSDPA) built into future HP Broadband Wireless business notebooks.
This will enable customers to enjoy secure wireless access to e-mail, the Internet and critical business data while living, working or traveling throughout major Vodafone markets including Western Europe and the Pacific region.
The first notebook to support built-in 3G/3G broadband is the HP Compaq 6400 Notebook PC series. Available with HP Broadband Wireless, this notebook includes configurations with integrated wireless WAN capabilities that will be expanded later this year to include support for Vodafone’s 3G/3G broadband high-speed wireless network.
The agreement between HP and Vodafone calls for close collaboration around product development, testing and marketing.
This new collaboration between the companies focuses on future notebook designs that deliver on ease of use and the flexibility of international roaming.