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Sony adds ultraportable with EV-DO Revision A

Sony adds ultraportable with EV-DO Revision A

Sony this morning announced an addition to its ultraportable line of laptops: the new VAIO VGN-TXN10. The company says the new model is the first ultraportable computer to include integrated broadband-capable wide area network technology, able to connect to the Sprint Power Vision network. This is notable because Sprint plans to upgrade to EV-DO Revision A--for faster speeds--in select markets later this year. If you're lucky enough to be in one of those initial EV-DO Revision A markets, the VAIO TXN10 can expect average download speeds of 450kbps to 800kbps and upload speeds of 300kbps to 400kbps.

The 2.8-pound VAIO TXN10 is about an inch thick, with an 11.1-inch Xbrite screen, and it will have ultra-low-voltage Intel Core Solo processors. Sony says that the laptop should get between 5 and 11 hours of battery life. It will be available in late September for about $2,300 in several snazzy shades, such as charcoal, platinum, sienna, and slate blue.