HP bring HSDPA on-board with new nc6400 notebook

The number of cellular-enabled notebooks keeps growing, with HP latest on the bandwagon as customers realise that far easier than tethering their cellphones to their laptop is to have some sort of mobile data capacity on-board.  Taking advantage of Cingular's UMTS/HSDPA network for up to 3.6 megabit speeds, the nc6400 has a tri-band modem that will not only work in the US but can also take advantage of GPRS and EDGE services elsewhere in the world.

Vista capable, the nc6400 has a 14.1-inch widescreen display, Intel Core 2 Duo CPU and comes with an integrated Intel graphics chip as standard, although an ATI Mobility Radeon card is a paid option.  It starts at $1,599, with Cingular's unlimited BroadbandConnect service coming in at $59.99 a month.  Further international add-on plans are also available, with $109/mo getting you 100 megabytes worth of use each month in Canada and Mexico, or $139 for 100MB in more than twenty-four countries worldwide, with both plans including unlimited domestic use. 

HP [via Laptoping]