Vendors bullish on netbook segment : Dell to offer 3G netbooks

DQW Bureau
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Dell and MTNL announced a partnership to offer 3G wireless mobility solution

on Dell's select range of laptops and netbooks. These connected-by-MTNL products

would be available through Dell's established distribution channels in Mumbai

and Delhi soon.

The solution includes an embedded 3G Ericsson module with GPS, and MTNL sim

on Dell's select range of laptops and netbooks, plus a 3G pre-paid mobile

broadband data package with national roaming facility from MTNL.


This solution eliminates the need to use an additional USB modem (or dongle)

to connect to the Web. This 'Power' bundle starts from an estimated price point

of Rs 30,000 and will be offered on Dell's Inspiron Mini 10 netbook, with other

models available soon.

“This partnership is in line with Dell's objective to provide complete

'Computing On The Go' solution to its customers,” said Mahesh Bhalla, Director

and GM-Consumer Sales, Dell India. “Digital nomads, road warriors and avid Web

surfers will be able to connect to a mobile broadband network anytime, anywhere,

from chatting with friends, to enjoying their favorite online videos and music,”

he added.

Gowton Achaibar, President, Ericsson India and Sri Lanka said, "Ericsson is

happy to partner with MTNL and Dell in bringing the first embedded HSPA

broadband netbooks to India. These will provide superior, secure and convenient

broadband experience to consumers for both mobile and fixed applications."

R Sivakumar, MD-Sales and Marketing, Intel South Asia said, “Intel and Dell

are determined to broaden the number of people who can get access to the

Internet. Intel is pleased to partner with Dell and in future we will strengthen

our relationship.”