Asus has announced that it will be adding built in 3G connectivity (3.75G) to its Eee PC line up.
With 3.75G, the Eee PC will be able to deliver on its promise of borderless one-day computing better than ever before. No longer bound to Internet hotspots, 3.75G-equipped Eee PC users will be able to enjoy low latency mobile broadband Internet access at high downlink and uplink speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps and 2 Mbps** respectively, regardless of where they are”ensuring a seamless connected experience on the go. The Eee PCs 7.5-hour battery life*** provides more than ample power to keep it up and running during extended outdoor excursions.
Frequent travelers will particularly welcome the timely addition of 3.75G support, which comes as service providers around the globe are ramping up their adoption of 3.75G High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA). This means that they will be assured of a reliable, high-speed mode of Internet access in many destinations around the world.
This is great news for all the Eee PC fans out there, myself included, I haven’t bought one yet, but I was about to, so I guess I will have to wait until October, when Asus roll out these 3G Eee PC’s.
The first model to get the 3G treatment will be the Asus Eee PC 901, there is no word on pricing as yet, no doubt we will see mobile phone operators like Vodafone and O2 offering the 3G Eee PC free or at discounted prices with one of their data plans.
Press Release via Gadget Venue