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Vodafone Offering Dell Mini 9 With Built-In HSDPA


Vodafone Offering Dell Mini 9 With Built-In HSDPA

As we've hinted before a netbook with integrated HSDPA is near-enough the holy grail of portable connectivity. With that said, take a look at the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 spec list below and see if you can tell what's special about it.

  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU

  • 1GB DDR2 (533MHz) RAM

  • 16GB solid state drive

  • 8.9in, 1,024 x 600 display

  • Ethernet, Bluetooth, 801.11b/g WiFi

  • Integrated Vodafone HSDPA

  • Three USB 2.0 ports, VGA output, 3-in-1 card reader

  • 4-cell, 32Whr battery

  • ~1Kg (with battery installed)

That's right; Dell and Vodafone have teamed up to add HSDPA to Dell's Mini 9 netbook. Better still, the Mini 9 will be subsidised by Vodafone, meaning that on some tariffs (specifically 24-month ones) you'll be getting a free netbook with your mobile broadband.

The only downside of such a deal is that only the Dell netbook will be ale to use the HSDPA connectivity provided with it, whereas buying a USB dongle affords easy web access to any device. Still, no pain no gain, right?

If you're interested Vodafone has set up a page where you can register yourself as such and be informed when systems are available.


Vodafone netbook - pre-register your interest.


September 18, 2008, 8:52 pm

Surely the big news of the day should be that Vodafone have apparently changed their name to Vodaphone, Hugo :p


September 18, 2008, 9:01 pm

Please can you spell 'Vodafone' accurately.

I've had a play a with one of these and its built in HSDPA broadband. It's an excellent netbook and instant access to the Internet worked very well. I haven't checked out the battery life but reckon that this will sell very well, hopefully better than the standard Dell Mini 9.


September 19, 2008, 12:12 am

Well yes, or you could buy one of the other netbooks currently availible with HSDPA like the advent 4213.


September 19, 2008, 12:34 am

I can't help it if I can spell better than the damned company I'm writing about.... ;)

I swear I read that headline about 10 times thinking "I'm sure something's wrong... but what?" - sigh.


September 19, 2008, 2:03 pm

The link at the bottom of the page is still wrong.


September 19, 2008, 2:15 pm

What do you mean still? It never was and isn't.

Geoff Richards

September 19, 2008, 2:26 pm

Now now, children. Play nicely :)


September 22, 2008, 3:15 am

let's sing Hallelujah, all together now~...

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