Enterprise Mobility: Verizon Broadband/HP Netbook Bundle Shows Promise but Needs Refinement

 
 
By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2009-06-18
 
 
 

Verizon Broadband/HP Netbook Bundle Shows Promise but Needs Refinement

 

Verizon Broadband/HP Netbook Bundle Shows Promise but Needs Refinement

Mobile Broadband Bundle

Verizon offers its mobile broadband service bundled with the HP Mini 1000 1151NR.

Mobile Broadband Bundle

Powering On

The mobile radio must be powered on from the VZAccess Manager.

Powering On

Try, Try Again

Occasionally, multiple attempts must be made to power on the mobile radio especially in low bar areas.

Try, Try Again

Connect to WWAN

Once the mobile broadband network is found, the user clicks on Connect WWAN at lower right to enable the service.

Connect to WWAN

Statistics Tab

The Statistics tab in the VZAccess manager shows speeds that can burst up to 1.4 megabits per second.

Statistics Tab

No Bars

Note that I have no bars for VZAccess, and this is 35 miles north of Boston in a densely populated area.

No Bars

Text Message

A handy tool is the Text Message tab in the VZAccess Manager.

Text Message

Rocket Fuel