Monday, May 9, 2011

HP unwraps 3G mobile broadband service


The coverage map for HP's DataPass mobile broadband service.
The coverage map for HP's DataPass mobile broadband service.
(Credit: Hewlett-Packard)
Hewlett-Packard announced this evening that it is jumping in to the mobile data plan business with a service called DataPass.
Much like a prepaid cell phone, DataPass offers users of 3G-enabled HP laptops a 3G mobile broadband service on Sprint's EVDO network without worrying about lengthy contracts, set-up fees, or locating the closest hot spot.
The plans start at $5 for 75MB during a seven-hour period.
HP also unveiled a bevy of new laptops this evening, including a few professional-level ProBooks and Elitebooks.


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