HP unveils LTE-capable netbook, likely destined for Verizon

Who said the netbook is dead?

Hewlett-Packard announced an LTE-based netbook ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that could wind up on Verizon Wireless' (NYSE:VZ) LTE network.

The computer maker said that the netbook, the Pavilion DM1, has an 11.6-inch screen and runs Advanced Micro Devices' new Fusion processor, which marries a graphics processor and CPU on single chip. The new chip will allow the netbook to run 1080p video, which should fit well with the device's LTE capability.

HP declined to name its carrier partner for the netbook, but said it will provide more details Jan. 6. Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg will deliver a keynote address at CES that morning, where he is expected to detail the company's LTE device partnerships.

At a time when the tech industry has focused on tablets, HP is trying to highlight the netbook as a portable notebook. The device has 750 GB of of storage and will start at $449.

For more:
- see this IDG News Service article
- see this Verizon release

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