$200 notebook with embedded EV-DO Rev. A wireless service from Sprint
Sprint has unveiled Dell Inspiron Mini 10, which features embedded EV-DO Rev. A wireless service from Sprint that supports faster data rates and higher system capacity, enabling customers to send and receive large amounts of data at broadband speeds comparable to DSL.
The company claims that the faster speeds enable customers to take advantage of applications and services, such as wireless voice-over-IP (VoIP), high-speed video telephony, music on-demand and video messaging.
EV-DO Rev. A provides customers with expected average upload speeds of 350-500 kbps and download speeds of between 600kbps and 1.4mbps. Peak download data rates increase to 3.1Mbps from 2.4Mbps, and peak upload data rates increase to 1.8Mbps from 153kbps, the company said.
Dell Inspiron Mini 10 weighs 2.6 pounds and measures 10.3 inches x 7.2 inches x 1.1 inches. It features an Intel Atom Processor Z520, Microsoft Windows Home XP SP3 Edition, a built-in 1.3MP webcam, 160GB hard drive, integrated Intel 500 Media Accelerator Graphics, 5-in-1 media reader, Bluetooth technology and Wi-Fi 802.11g.
Kevin Packingham, senior vice president of product development at Sprint, said: “Dell Inspiron Mini 10 is a fun way to easily access the speeds of Sprint’s network to catch-up on email, surf the web and more. We are excited to add this great Dell product to our industry-leading portfolio of devices available from Sprint that work on America’s most dependable 3G network. It offers an affordable way to stay in touch and stay connected.”
The company said that the new product is available at select Sprint Stores throughout the Bay Area for retail price of $199.99 with activation on a Sprint mobile broadband plan offering 5GB of data for $59.99 per month with a two-year service agreement, after a $100 mail-in rebate.