Dell has agreed to embed Cingular Wireless 3G HSDPA broadband access in its notebooks. The announcement follows a similar agreement between Verizon Wireless and notebook makers Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Lenovo. At the start of next year, Dell will offer laptops with both integrated HSDPA and EV-DO wireless broadband capabilities.
Cingular plans to offer UMTS/HSDPA services in 15 to 20 markets by the end of this year. By the end of 2006, Cingular expects HSPDA network coverage into most major U.S. markets. Cingular's 3G network infrastructure is based on UMTS , a 3G standard to which carriers in 35 countries have committed, and will include HSDPA, an advanced form of UMTS with better data speeds. The company claims HSDPA will offer typical speeds of 400 to 700 Kbps.
For more on Dell's integration of Cingular's 3G technology:
- take a look at this press release