HP has shown a prototype HP notebook PC using a UMTS/HSDPA network at the 3GSM show.
The demonstration highlighted how wireless high-speed UMTS/HSDPA technology provides users with secure wireless access to e-mail, the internet and critical business data while "on the go".
The forthcoming HP Broadband Wireless business notebooks - due in autumn 2006 - will support worldwide tri-band frequencies and peak throughput modes up to 3.6Mbps, HP said.
The company is working with a number of telecoms operators across Europe and Asia Pacific to provide this technology and is expected to announce details of these relationships soon.
The new broadband notebooks will extend mobility, reliable wireless performance and secure connectivity. Connections will mirror what many users experience in the office, allowing them to work where they want to, said Steven Gales, HP's senior category manager for business notebooks.