HP is planning to integrate Sprint mobile broadband capabilities into several HP business notebook PCs, giving mobile professionals convenient access to the operator's CDMA EV-DO Rev A 3G mobile data network.
The companies will jointly market HP business notebooks that can take advantage of the features of the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.
"HP is working with a mobility pioneer such as Sprint to further drive richer and more pervasive on-the-go computing," said Ann Avery, product manager, Commercial Notebooks - North America, Personal Systems Group, HP. "Businesses of all sizes are looking for speedy, convenient connectivity to the people and information that is most important to them, and our broad portfolio of wireless business notebooks together with the extensive speed and coverage of the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network delivers."
Sprint was the first U.S. carrier to commercially deploy its mobile broadband network with the faster 3G EV-DO Rev. A technology and has updated the vast majority of its mobile broadband network to EV-DO Rev. A now.
HP business notebooks that will integrate Sprint Mobile Broadband service, including support for EV-DO Rev. A technology, include the following models, as well as additional models expected later this year:
HP Compaq 2710p Notebook PC
HP Compaq 6510b Notebook PC
HP Compaq 6910p Notebook PC
HP Compaq 8510 series
HP business notebook PCs with integrated Sprint Mobile Broadband service are expected to be available starting in October 2007. Sprint Mobile Broadband service package pricing will vary.