Fujitsu LifeBook U820 gets US 3G HSPA option

Dec 22, 2008
Fujitsu LifeBook U820 gets US 3G HSPA option

Fujitsu's LifeBook U820 UMPC is now available in the US with integrated 3G wireless broadband.  The option - which uses AT&T's HSUPA Connect network - is priced at $150, and is only available with the $150 120GB hard-drive update.  Two versions of the 3G-enabled U820 are available, one with Vista Home Premium, priced from $1,199, and the other with Vista Business, priced from $1,449.

Unfortunately it does not appear that you can specify the 64GB SSD with the 3G connectivity, though given that Fujitsu charge $1,100 to upgrade to the solid-state drive that perhaps won't frustrate too many buyers.  What picking a 3G model does get you is a free warranty extension - doubling it to two years, which would normally cost $179 - together with an included 8GB USB flash drive and a 2GB Creative Zen Mosaic PMP.

The LifeBook U820 has an Intel Atom Z530 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5.6-inch WXGA rotating touchscreen and WiFi a/b/g/n.  In addition there's also GPS (with Garmin Mobile PC preinstalled), Bluetooth, an integrated webcam and fingerprint scanner and a four-cell 5,800mAh battery.

[via Pocketables]

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