Sony's new notebooks go beyond hotspots with WWANMay 12th, 2005 in Technology /
Sony's new wireless notebooks break the boundaries of wired connections and hotspots. The ultra-portable VAIO T-Series is the first widely available notebook PC with integrated high-speed wireless wide area network (WWAN) technology, giving you the ability to access high-speed wireless data services in such places as your living room, a park or on the road.
A Wireless Wide Area Network uses the voice mobile networks (standards like CDPD, GSM, GPRS, and 3G) to switch data packets onto the public Internet. Using virtual private networking (VPN) or Simply Wireless solutions business users can access their corporate information securely through a laptop, phone, PocketPC, Palm, or other computing device.
Ideal for highly mobile professionals who need convenient access to e-mail, data and information when on the road, Sony VAIO T-Series notebooks can connect to the Internet just about anywhere there is cellular coverage. An exclusive combination of hardware and software automatically links the notebook to the Cingular Wireless nationwide(1) EDGE Network, the fastest national wireless data network in the U.S.
"With VAIO products, we constantly strive to surprise and delight with innovative design, record-breaking stamina and advanced technology that people can really use," said Mike Abary, general manager of VAIO product marketing for Sony Electronics. "The exciting combination of our hardware and Cingular's service allows you to go beyond the limited world of corporate, private and public hotspots to get online wherever you happen to be."
"Cingular and Sony will be the first to reach a broad market with a powerful, integrated WWAN PC solution that is a true demonstration of both companies' commitment to innovation in serving the mobile professional," said Jeff Bradley, vice president of Business Data Services for Cingular Wireless. "We are combining Sony's strength in leading-edge design for consumers with Cingular's expertise in the enterprise marketplace and nationwide high-speed wireless data capabilities to re-set the standard in mobile computing."
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