Sprint Adds New Dell Netbook

Posted by at 10:07 pm on November 4, 2009

Sprint has unveiled Dell Inspiron Mini 10, the first netbook available from Sprint. This companion PC offers fast Internet access in a convenient, affordable and portable package that can easily fit in a purse, backpack or briefcase. It is now available at select Sprint Stores throughout the Twin Cities for just $199.99 with activation on a Sprint Mobile Broadband plan and a two-year service agreement, after a $100 mail-in rebate.

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 features embedded EV-DO Rev. A wireless service from Sprint that supports faster data rates and higher system capacity, enabling customers to send and receive large amounts of data at broadband speeds comparable to DSL. These faster speeds enable customers to take advantage of robust applications and services, such as wireless voice-over-IP (VoIP), high-speed video telephony, music on-demand and video messaging.

Sprint’s EV-DO Rev. A provides customers with expected average upload speeds of 350-500 kbps and download speeds of between 600 kbps and 1.4 mbps. Peak download data rates increase to 3.1 Mbps (from 2.4 Mbps), and peak upload data rates increase to 1.8 Mbps (from 153 kbps).

“Dell Inspiron Mini 10 is a fun way to easily access the speeds of Sprint’s network to catch-up on email, surf the Web and more,” said Kevin Packingham, senior vice president -“ Product Development, Sprint. “We are excited to add this great Dell product to our industry-leading portfolio of devices available from Sprint that work on America’s most dependable 3G network. It offers an affordable way to stay in touch and stay connected.”

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 weighs just 2.6 pounds and measures 10.3 inches (L) x 7.2 (W) inches x 1.1 inches (D). Its 10.1-inch LED, 1024 x 600 WSGVA screen is perfect for managing email or Web surfing. It offers an Intel Atom Processor Z520, Microsoft Windows Home XP SP3 Edition, a built-in 1.3MP webcam, 160 GB Hard Drive, Integrated Intel 500 Media Accelerator Graphics, 5-in-1 media reader, Bluetooth technology and Wi-Fi 802.11g.

Customers purchasing Dell Inspiron Mini 10 will also sign up for Sprint’s Mobile Broadband Connection Plan offering 5 GB of data for $59.99 per month with a two-year service agreement.

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