Eee PCs to support native Windows 7 Mobile Broadband

In January, Asus debuted an ultra thin netbook S121 running Windows 7, equipped with 1.33GHz Intel Atom microprocessor, touch mode software on Windows 7 & world's largest 512GB SSD. Now Asus will be offering world's first 3.5G-equipped Eee PCs running Windows 7. Asus will showcase its 3.5G-equipped Asus Eee PCs at the Mobile World Congress happening in Barcelona.

Eee PC's 3.5G capabilities are designed around the Windows 7 mobile broadband architecture and are enabled by Huawei's high performance EM770 embedded modules which is one of the world's first 3.5G embedded modules developed for Windows 7.

For demo purpose, ASUS will install Windows 7 Beta in 2 of its latest 3.5G-equipped Eee PC models - Eee PC 1003HA & Eee PC T91.

  • The Eee PC 1003HA comes with 10" LED-backlit display, 160GB of hard disk storage and an additional 10GB of online Eee Storage which is slated for sale exclusively through telecommunications carriers.
  • The Eee PC T91 features a rotatable touchscreen and touch-optimized programs that enable users to browse through photos, create digital scrapbooks, scribble handwritten desktop memos.
Asus also plans to deliver a Eee PC (Eee PC 1000HG) with both WiMAX and Wi-Fi capabilities in the near future.

Windows Blog posted today regarding other line-up of partners who will be supporting Mobile Broadband enhancements in Windows 7. These partners include:

  • Acer
  • Birdstep Technology
  • Dell
  • Ericsson
  • HP
  • Fujitsu Siemens Computers
  • Huawei Communications Technologies
  • Option
  • Qualcomm
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Smith Micro
  • T-Mobile International
  • ZTE

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