In a move designed to appeal to constant travelers and other road warrior professionals, Fujitsu expands support for AT&T's high-speed 3G broadband technology to multiple editions of its Fujitsu LifeBook notebooks and tablet PCs. Lenovo and Ericsson have also announced deals intended to attract mobile professionals to 3G cellular broadband network use.
Enterprise professionals who
travel a substantial portion of the year may be interested in Fujitsu
expanding support for high-speed connectivity on many of its LifeBook notebooks
and tablet PCs.
These revamped Fujitsu LifeBook laptops and tablets are designed to provide
built-in access to AT&T's BroadbandConnect HSUPA (High-Speed Uplink Packet
Access) network. This wireless option will cost $150 per device.
With the Feb. 3 announcement, Fujitsu is the second PC vendor in the last
few months to offer AT&T's 3G broadband service for its notebooks. In
and Ericsson aimed to promote professionals' use of mobile networks
built-in connectivity by offering 3G broadband with Lenovo's ThinkPad laptops.
While not as well-known as Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo within the
enterprise PC market, Fujitsu has attempted to carve itself more market share
and other small form-factor computing devices that target mainstream corporate
New features for the Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 Convertible Tablet PC include an
AT&T HSUPA network, available immediately, and support for EvDO (Evolution Data
Optimized) in the second quarter of 2009. The Fujitsu LifeBook E8420 notebook
will also have EvDO support at that time.
Fujitsu's LifeBook T1010, T2020 and P1630 convertible tablet PCs will also
include AT&T's HSUPA network.
Both EvDO and HSUPA services provide 3G cellular
broadband networks for mobile devices, which make it easier for enterprise
users to wirelessly send large files such as business documents and videos.