Toshiba still hasn’t released a mini-laptop in the US, but the company is reportedly planning to ship an updated version of the Toshiba NB100 with HSPA connectivity in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The laptops should be available within the next few months.
The HSPA modems will support download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps and upload speeds of up to Mbps.
There’s no word on the price. My guess is that the modems will add an extra $100 or $200 to the base price of the mini-notebook, but wireless carriers may subsidize the cost of the modem or even of the whole netbook for customers who sign up for long term service plans.