Orange has just launched the ASUS EEE PC 901 with integrated 3G. What does this means? This means that you won’t have to use the Icon 225 dongle to get onto the network.
The specs of the original 901 have not changed much, but this time the 3G connectivity is on-board, thus eliminating the need for the dongle.
For £25 per month, you can get one with “Internet Everywhere” plan which has 3GB data allowance and 100 texts. There are two colors to choose from: black or pink. One for you and one for your lady :!:
Here is the actual press release:
London – 6th November 2008: Orange today announced a new edition to its ‘connected laptop’ range. Following the huge popularity of its initial offering launched in August, Orange is now upgrading its consumer offer to make it even easier for consumers to get online by launching the Eee PC 901 with embedded 3G connectivity.
Available from mid-November, the new ultra portable Eee PC comes in a choice of either black or pink and features Intel’s Atom processor. What’s more, the Eee PC 901 comes equipped with five hours of battery life, an integrated webcam, and features an 8.9″ compact design, weighing in at just 1.1kg – making it the ultimate portable computing experience.
Francois Mahieu, Director of Devices, Orange UK said: “By introducing the Eee PC 901 with integrated connectivity, we’re now making it even easier for customers to purchase a flexible solution that allows them to access the internet when they are out and about. As a result, we strongly believe this will be one of the most popular device offers in the market place this Christmas.”
With the largest integrated mobile data network in the UK, this is the second package in the company’s consumer connected laptop product line, with Orange also offering a range of connected laptops for business customers. The company plans to evolve its offerings over time to include fixed line broadband and an increased laptop range.