Friday, 19 September 2008

Acer Aspire One netbook with internal 3G for 1€ plus t-mobile contract


Hi all,

German mobile gigant t-mobile.de today published not one but three press releases regarding their plans for mobile internet access.

They list the following netbooks:

ASUS eee PC 901Go
with internal 3G for 399 € without contract.

Acer Aspire One
with internal 3G and 6-cell battery for 1 € plus 24 months web’n’walk Connect L contract. Available by mid of November 2008.

LG X110e

Same conditions as Acer Aspire One.

Sony VAIO VGN-TZ31WN/B, VGN-TZ31VN/X, VGN-Z11WN/B and VGNZ11VN/B

with internal 3G modem and 24 months contract for data-flatrate web’n’walk Connect L. No info on prices.


All 3 press releases of 18.9.2008:

Mobiles Internet original German, english by google
web'n'walk 4.0 orignial german, english by google
Netbooks orignial german, english by google

Related German Language article at heise.de IT magazine. english by google

Also published at forum.eeeuser.com

ASUS eee PC 901Go to be available for 399 € without contract





Hi all,

German mobile gigant t-mobile.de today published not one but three press releases regarding their plans for mobile internet access.

Most interesting is the info on the new ASUS eee PC 901Go for 399 € without contract.

Manualy fixed google translation of relevant Netbooks press release paragraph:
...
New ASUS Eee PC with built-in mobile broadband technology
T-Mobile and ASUS continue their successful cooperation with the marketing of the new Netbook Asus Eee PC 901Go with integrated mobile broadband technology. Due to the jointly developed "ASUS Connection Manager" within seconds after turning on the device, the customer starts surfing the Internet and can do so for up to five hours - no long waiting at boot time, no annoying installation of additional software or even setting up routers is required. Important software for the Internet and for working with documents is already preinstalled. This makes T-Mobile users the first ones to enjoy an Eee PC with integrated mobile broadband technology.

The core of the ASUS Eee PC 901 Go is the quick and power-saving Intel ® Atom ™ processor with 1.66 GHz. With the built-in UMTS module with HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps downstream and HSUPA for up to 2.0 Mbps upstreams fast uploads are possible. Other highlights include the large 8.9 inch display, the large multi-touch pad with special functions for mobile use, the 1.3 megapixel Web-/Videokamera as well as the advanced interface diversity, including Bluetooth and VGA port. With just 1.14 kilograms the device is very light and has dimensions of 225 x 17 x 22-39 millimeters. The ASUS Eee PC 901Go will be offered without a contract at a price of 399 Euros.
...

German original:
...
Neuer ASUS Eee PC mit eingebauter mobiler Breitbandtechnik
T-Mobile und ASUS setzen ihre erfolgreiche Kooperation mit der Vermarktung des neuen Netbook Eee PC 901Go mit integrierter Mobile Broadband-Technik fort. Sekundenschnell startet der Kunde nach dem Einschalten des Gerätes mit dem gemeinsam entwickelten „ASUS Connection Manager“ das mobile Internet und kann bis zu fünf Stunden mobil surfen – kein langes Warten beim Hochfahren, kein lästiges Installieren weiterer Software oder gar Einrichten von Routern ist erforderlich. Wichtige Software für das Internet und das Arbeiten mit Dokumenten ist bereits vorinstalliert. Damit kommen T-Mobile Kunden als erste Anwender in den Genuss eines Eee PC mit integrierter Mobile Broadband-Technik.

Kern des ASUS Eee PC 901 Go ist der schnelle und stromsparende Intel® Atom™ Prozessor mit 1,66 GHz. Mit dem eingebauten UMTS-Modul ist HSDPA mit bis zu 7,2 Mbit/s im Downstream und HSUPA für bis zu 2,0 Mbit/s schnelle Uploads möglich. Weitere Highlights sind das 8,9 Zoll große Display, das große Multi-Touchpad mit speziellen Funktionen für die mobile Nutzung, die 1,3 Megapixel Web-/Videokamera sowie die erweiterte Schnittstellenvielfalt inklusive Bluetooth und VGA-Port. Das Gerät ist 1,14 Kilogramm leicht und hat die Abmessungen 225 x 17 x 22-39 Millimeter. Der ASUS Eee PC 901Go wird ohne Vertrag zum Preis von 399 Euro angeboten.
...

All 3 press releases of 18.9.2008:

Mobiles Internet original German, english by google
web'n'walk 4.0 orignial german, english by google
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tbooks orignial german, english by google

Related German Language article at heise.de IT magazine. english by google

Conclusion:
As of today (19.9.2008) there is no info on the Asus eee PC 901GO to be found on t-mobile.de.
Also there is no info on the exact version (SSD or HDD?) as well as of the Operating System available.
Also availability of WLAN has not been mentioned in the press release at all. However t-mobile access points are mentioned in one of the press releases, so it looks not to dim.
It will be interesting to have more details, and to find out if the 3G modem is locked to the t-mobile network or not.

Also published at: forum.eeeuser.com