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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world's largest 512GB SSD

Why would you want that? This would imply the drive is clunky, not the fact that it currently holds the most storage. Should be: world's most spacious SSD (512GB) or something of the sort.

advancedboy said,
Why would you want that? This would imply the drive is clunky, not the fact that it currently holds the most storage. Should be: world's most spacious SSD (512GB) or something of the sort.

Well, you are half right. The form-factor for such devices is pretty much standardized, give or take a few millimetres, so all 512GB SSDs would be the same physical size. Of course we all know this which is why the wording seems funny.

By putting 512GB before SSD, the word "largest" is made to modify the "512GB SSD" as a whole, and as no units of measurement are given to prove otherwise, the reader has no choice but to assume that largest is referring to physical size.

placing the units after SSD, like this:

"world's largest SSD (512GB)"

Makes it clear that it is the largest in terms of capacity.

OK, yes I am bored right now in the office.

So, bottom line, what you're saying is that the world's largest 512GB SSD is identical in capacity to the world's smallest 512GB SSD... :*)

There is no way Asus is going to do all this with Windows 7 and wait till NEXT YEAR for windows 7 to come out. Windows 7 will be coming out reasonably SOON ! (July / August IMO).

yes, it'll have cellular modem built in. i think there are some netbooks now that have them built in as well.
i guess the nice part here is that windows 7 will have tools built in for these cellular modems, so it'll be simple to connect to a cellular network, just like connecting to a wifi network.

The Eee PC T91 features a rotatable touchscreen

cant wait to see netbooks with this type of design running windows 7 and full touch..