Fujitsu adds HSUPA to notebooks

Two HSUPA laptops from Fujitsu are the first of their kind.

LifeBook U810
The LifeBook U810 is one of the first notebooks offered with HSUPA connectivity. CNET Networks

Road warriors and geeks without power rejoice: soon you'll be able to buy a laptop that's equipped to tap into AT&T's BroadbandConnect High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) network. Today Fujitsu announced that it would be adding the high-speed cellular data connection as an option on its UMPC-like LifeBook U810 and its 12.1-inch ultraportable tablet, the LifeBook T2010.

According to Fujitsu, the faster connection, with upload speeds between 500 Kbps and 800 Kbps, should make it easier to send e-mail attachments or upload videos and photos when you're beyond the reach of Wi-Fi. For Web surfing, both notebooks also support enhanced High Speed Downlink Packet Access, which typically provides download speeds ranging from 600 to 1,400 Kbps. Fujitsu is the first manufacturer to launch notebooks with HSUPA technology.

Though you can currently purchase both the LifeBook U810 and the LifeBook T2010, the HSUPA-equipped models are planned for March.

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