Samsung, TeliaSonera launch LTE laptop

The number of LTE devices continues to grow, but different spectrum bands prevent roaming

Operator TeliaSonera has joined forces with Samsung Electronics to launch an LTE-equipped laptop, which will go on sale Friday in Sweden, they said on Tuesday.

The laptop is a modified version of Samsung's X430, which weighs about 2 kilograms, has a 14-inch display and an Intel i3 processor. Besides LTE (Long Term Evolution), the laptop can also access the Internet using 3G or GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications).

Without a contract, the laptop will cost about 7,100 Swedish kronor (US$1,080) excluding the value-added tax. The price drops to 4,800 kronor for users willing to sign a 24-month contract.

In addition to that, consumers will have to pay for the LTE subscription. TeliaSonera charges 599 kronor per month, but is offering the first six months of an 18-month contract for 349 kronor.

The X430 will be the first laptop available with LTE, according to the two companies. At CES, Verizon announced two laptops from Hewlett-Packard with LTE. The U.S. operator didn't specify when they would go on sale, but said that its upcoming family of LTE-capable products, which also includes smartphones, tablets and mobile hotspots, are expected to be available by mid-2011.

Verizon's products can't access TeliaSonera's LTE network, and vice versa. The two operators are rolling out the next-generation mobile networking technology using different spectrum bands.

TeliaSonera is keeping mum on detailed launch plans for smartphones and other LTE-capable products, only saying that the number of devices will continue to grow in 2011 and 2012.

Send news tips and comments to mikael_ricknas@idg.com

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags mobilebroadbandtelecommunication3ghardware systemslaptopsTeliaSoneraCarriersSamsung Electronics

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Mikael Ricknäs

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?