Orange juices up mobile broadband portfolio

Telecoms operator adds to laptop portfolio and supports new mobile broadband dongle

Despite the grim economic times, it would seem that mobile broadband is bucking the trend and further evidence of this comes with Orange broadening its mobile broadband portfolio.

The telecoms operator is to support mobile broadband for laptops from HP Compaq and Toshiba with connectivity supported by a new mobile broadband dongle from Huawei.

Available on 24 month contracts, the two new laptop offers are designed, says Orange , to allow consumers to choose a device that suit their needs, whilst still getting the great benefits of internet access - without the need to pay the full price upfront.

For £30 per month is the 1 Kg HP Compaq Mini 700 10.1-inch laptop which is based on and Intel Atom processor and comes equipped with a 60 Gbyte drive, 802.11 B/G WLAN connectivity, a 92% full size keyboard and integrated webcam.

For £5 per month extra, Orange is offering the Toshiba L300 which features a 15.4-inch widescreen display, 160 Gbytes of storage capacity, a DVD player/recorder, integrated web cam and weighs less than 2.5 kg.

Both the HP Compaq Mini 700 and the Toshiba L300 are packaged with Orange ’s ‘Internet Everywhere’ mobile broadband service and dongle, as well as a GByte monthly data allowance and 24 month manufacturer warranty.

Available in black, white and pink, the Huawei E160e dongle that supplies the laptops’ mobile broadband is also offered in conjunction with Internet Everywhere and has been designed to act also as a memory stick with space for up to 8 Bytes via a micro SD card. The UK data allowance is 3 Gbytes and there is support for up to 200 texts from device as part of the two-year contract.


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