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July 06, 2009

Cellular South to Offer the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook

Cellular South will soon begin selling the 10.1-inch Dell Inspiron Mini 10 as its subsidized 3G-capable netbook. The device will give users long-range data access wherever the carrier has coverage as the Dell (News - Alert) Inspiron Mini 10 holds an internal 3G modem.


Featuring a GPS sensor and a 160GB hard drive that is preloaded with Windows XP, the Mini 10 is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU and 1GB of RAM. It also has Wi-Fi beyond the 3G link along with a multi-touch trackpad. Weighing 2.6lbs, it sports an edge-to-edge keyboard.
This portable computing device will be sold for $199 along with a new two-year mobile broadband agreement. The company will offer customers a $59.99 monthly plan where they will get 5 GB monthly data allowance and a $39.99 a month plan with a 500 MB monthly data allowance.
“This device promises to provide the ultimate in mobile connectivity and freedom through anytime, anywhere access to the Internet," said Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer for Cellular South (News - Alert), said in a statement. "With superior coverage and 3G high-speed data in more places than any other wireless carrier, our customers can go beyond the confines of Wi-Fi to achieve truly mobile on-the-go access to the Internet for news, educational studies, information, and video content.”
Mini-laptops are now becoming a preferred method of accessing social networking applications like Facebook (News - Alert) and Twitter for social networkers and workers on the go. The netbook, also referred to as a mini-laptop, or a mini-notebook personal computer, is one of the fastest growing segments of the portable computing market. IDC (News - Alert) Research states that about 13 million netbooks were sold worldwide in 2008.
The company recently stated that it’s using IBM Cognos TM1 and Revelwood to deploy budgeting, planning and reporting solution. Initially, company selected to launch Oracle’s (News - Alert) E-Business Suite to replace all of its accounting applications. Once this implementation was completed, they re-activated their search for a business performance management solution.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek

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