ASUS announced that it is adding 3.75G (HSUPA) connectivity to its Eee PC 901 models starting next month.
With 3.75G, the Eee PC will be able to deliver on its promise of borderless one-day computing better than ever before. No longer bound to Internet hotspots, 3.75G-equipped Eee PC users will be able to enjoy low latency mobile broadband Internet access at high downlink and uplink speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps and 2 Mbps respectively, regardless of where they are-ensuring a seamless connected experience on the go.
The ASUS Eee PC 901 with 3.75G will be powered by an Intel Atom processor and Windows XP Home like other 901 models. It will come with an 8.9-inch display, 1GB RAM, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 16GB SSD (and 20GB free online Eee Storage), a 1.3MP webcam, and an SDHC card slot. Its 6-cell battery promises up to 7.5 hours of operation. It will be available in black or white.
At this point, ASUS has not released information about which radio frequencies will be supported.
The Eee PC 901 with 3.75G will be available starting in October. Pricing has not been disclosed. I expect that we will see mobile carriers offering it as part of a bundle with a service contract.