HP’s first smartbook is due to hit the streets in the next month or so. The Compaq Airlife 100 looks a lot like a typical HP netbook, but it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM-based processor, an integrated 3G modem, and a solid state disk.
Wireless Goodness spotted an FCC listing for the Airlife 100 which mentions that it will support GSM 850 and 900 frequencies as well as WCDMA bands II and V… which happen to be the the bands used by AT&T’s mobile broadband network in the US. So there’s a good chance the Compaq Airlife 100 will be compatible with AT&T’s network at launch. It’s not yet clear whether you’ll have to buy the smartbook from AT&T, or if you’ll be able to pick one up from HP and sign up for an optional 3G data plan from AT&T.
Oh bloody excellent!
Yet another great device running on a crappy network!
I’d have gotten an iPhone ages ago if only it wasn’t exclusive to AT&T!
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