HP Ships Notebook Supporting Verizon Wireless Network


The HP Compaq nc6140 includes dual antennas and pre-installed software for connecting to Verizon's Evolution Data Optimized, or EV-DO, broadband network. HP and Verizon plan to jointly market the business computer.

SMQ-8220-SMQMobile professionals using HPSMQ-8217-SMQs mobile broadband notebook no longer have to limit themselves to airports, hotel lobbies or other public Wi-Fi hotspots,SMQ-8221-SMQ Ted Clark, senior vice president and general manager for mobile computing at HP, said in a statement.

Verizon Wireless claims its broadband service is capable of download speeds of from 400 kilobytes per second to 700 kbps.

The notebook, which uses the Qualcomm MSM6500 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO high-speed wireless chipset, weighs 6 pounds and includes a 15-inch screen and full-sized keyboard. Prices start at $1,399, HP, based in Palo Alto, Calif., said.

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While cellular high-speed networks provide wider areas of access than Wi-Fi connections, which are limited to specific locations, the former is far more expensive. Verizon Wireless cellular subscribers can buy unlimited access to the network for an additional $59.99 a month. Non-subscribers would pay $79.99 a month.