Dell Offers WiMax on Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook
The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook now comes with an optional internal combo card for WiMax or WiFi via 802.11a/g or n, for an extra $60. Dell currently also offers the option on several Studio, Vostro and Latitude notebooks.Dell is adding the option of WiMax connectivity to its Inspiron Mini 10 netbook, extending a list that already includes several of its Studio, Vostro and Latitude notebooks. "What we're offering on the new Mini 10 is an internal combo card that can connect to WiMax or WiFi via 802.11a/g or n. On the WiFi side, the 2x2 card supports enhanced 802.11 access," Lionel Menchaca, chief blogger on Dell's Direct2Dell blog, wrote Feb. 18. "The internal WiMax combo card is available as a $60 option for new Mini 10 customers in the United States at this point."
Clearwire, with partner Sprint, currently offers 4G WiMax service in approximately 27 U.S. markets, offering coverage to 30 million people. In 2010, it plans to expand its service to additional metro markets, including New York, Houston and the San Francisco Bay area, with plans of covering up to 120 million people by year's end.