Yep, 3G is finally coming to netbooks too..
Asus Eee PC 4G has already been sold and subsidised from mobile carriers, but with external usb 3G modems. Now we are getting 3G radios inside the netbooks.
ECS has signed deals with European operators; their G10IL, 10 inch netbook, will be branded and sold with internal 3G modem by October. Their smaller and cheaper J-series will be soon available too.
Acer has 3G option too. Their Aspire One, 8.9 inch netbook, will be sold without the 3G at first, but I wouldn't be surprised to hear some operator deals pretty soon.
Asus has 3G possibilities on their Eee PC 901 and 1000. There is no official info about the future 3G models or deals, but our earlier investigations point to that direction.
VIA is also promoting their OpenBook platform with mobile connectivity options.
In overall this looks really good. Connectivity and lower prices can't be bad for the netbooks.
Sources: PC World and UMPCPortal
Wednesday, June 25, 2008