Since November, Orange has been offering the Eee PC 901, complete with a 3G module, for £25 a month on a two-year contract. It’s an interesting blend of the mobile phone and PC business models, and has presumably proved successful, because the company is rolling out more laptops.
The HP Compaq Mini 700 and the Toshiba L300 have been added to the available range. You’ll get the former for £30 a month, and the latter for £35. They both come with the ‘internet everywhere’ service – meaning ‘everywhere you can get a phone signal’, anyway. That gives 3GB of monthly data allowance – not a great deal for heavy users.
Also announced today, tucked away at the bottom of the press release, is the Huawei E160e dongle. It comes in three colours – black, white and pink – and packs a slot for a microSD card, so it’ll double up as a fairly hefty USB stick. Definitely useful to have around. I want one.