HP, Cingular make a laptop connection

The Compaq nc6400 notebook connects to the Internet via a Cingular Wireless' cell phone tower. Photos: Notebook connects with cell phone tower

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The HP Compaq nc6400 Notebook PC, with built-in WWAN (wireless wide-area network) connectivity, went on sale Monday for about $1,599. WWAN-capable devices can connect to the Internet via cell phone towers. The is one of the first laptops to be compatible with Cingular Wireless' UMTS/HSDPA-technology . For the notebook's WWAN connectivity to work, users must subscribe to an EDGE network or Cingular's 3G network.

The notebook, which weighs about 5.1 pounds, also has an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity, a 14.1-inch screen and a privacy filter. The notebook PC is Windows Vista-compatible, though minor hardware upgrades might be necessary in order for full Vista features to work on it, according to HP specs. The laptop will most likely be a competitor to the and the .

 

Correction: This story misstated the number of processors in the HP Compaq nc6400 notebook. It has one Intel Core 2 Duo.
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