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Sprint Stores Get 3G-Embedded Netbooks

11/02/2009 02:11:36 PM Eastern

Overland Park, Kan. - Sprint began offering a netbook with embedded
3G wireless for the first time in its stores in select markets, joining
indirect retailers who offer netbooks certified for use on the carrier's 3G
network.

Sprint stores in San Francisco,
Indianapolis, Phoenix, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Baltimore have begun selling
the 3G-equipped Dell Inspiron Mini 10 at $199 after $100 mail-in rebate with
a two-year 3G service contract.

The carrier joins Verizon
Wireless
and AT&T
in offering embedded netbooks in their stores. AT&T also recently partnered
with Best Buy to offer a Nokia
netbook
exclusively through Best Buy. Verizon's netbooks are also available
to indirect retailers to sell.

The required service contract offers 5GB of data at $59.99
per month on Sprint's 3G EV-DO Rev. A network, which delivers average upload
speeds of 350-500 kbps and download speeds of 600kbps-1.4Mbps. Peak download
data rates are 3.1Mbps, peak upload data rates are 1.8Mbps.

The 2.6-pound, 10.3 by 7.2 by 1.1-inch device features Windows XP Home Edition SP3

,
Intel Atom 1.3 Z520 processor, 1GB memory, 160GB hard drive, and 10.1-inch 1024
by 600 WSGVA screen. Other features include Windows Internet Explorer 6, built-in
1.3-megapixel Web cam, five-in-one media reader, three USB ports, HDMI output, Bluetooth,
Wi-Fi 802.11g and standard lithium-ion battery with about 2.5 hours of Web
surfing time.

"We
have not yet announced a
WiMAX-embedded netbook or laptop yet, but we have said [one would
be] coming soon," a
spokesman noted.

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