Friday, July 04, 2008

3G Eee PC coming soon..

Like I have said, Asus has some plans for the 901..

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" Later this year, Asustek will offer a version of its Eee PC mini-laptops with built-in 3G (third generation mobile telecommunications) to compete with rivals that are doing the same, a company representative said.

The devices could be out as early as the end of September in Europe."

Expect bundled operator deals.... I hope they will sold them without operators too..

UPDATE: Blogeee saw it in Computex while back:

IDG News Service, thanks Stuart

Details, News and Links for Asus Eee PC 901

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Anonymous said...

It will be an HSUPA module.

Possible modules:
GTM380 (7.2 Mbps downlink and 2 Mbps uplink):

GTM382 (7.2 Mbps downlink and 2 Mbps uplink (5.76 Mbps upgradeable)):

MC8780 (7.2 Mbps downlink and 2 Mbps uplink):

MC8790 (7.2 Mbps downlink and 2 Mbps uplink (5.76 Mbps upgradeable)):

Anonymous said...


F3507 (7.2 Mbps downlink and 2 Mbps uplink):

Anonymous said...

I almost went for a Iphone 3G but if the EEE PC has build in 3G, I like to wait a little longer. I now use 3G with a usb modem and Macbook laptop. But the EEE PC is interesting because of the size.

Anonymous said...

WiFi + HSUPA in one card would be nice; we could just drop it in to the older models. Are there any in existence? The old antennas would not be ideal though. Still, it would be an interesting option for us tinkerers - replacing the antennas for proper multiband antennas should be possible, shouldn't it?

Anonymous said...

I wonder where Asus will *hide* the 3G-card in the enclosure.
In my Asus V2Je the 3G-card is situated below a RAM-slot, so changing the SIM-card requires a lid to be screwed off and a RAM-module to be removed, which is real bullshit, as I'm regularly using other SIM-cards in order to evade those insane roaming tariffs when I'm staying abroad.
Would be smart, if SIM-cardreaders were accessible without surgery.

JKK said...

SIM can be accessed by removing the battery

Unknown said...

Is it posible to solder in current eee 901 a mini pci connector and insert a 3G card?

JKK said...

yes, and i will test it soon..

Tim said...

I wonder what the price'll end at here in Norway :-)

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