Sony will team with Cingular Wireless to release the first mass-market notebook PCs with built-in WWAN (wireless wide area network) access technology.
While traditional WLAN (wireless local area network) technology allows users to tap wireless connections when they’re within range of a hotspot, WWAN technology enables a device to reach the Internet anywhere cellular coverage exists. Cingular estimates typical speeds on its EDGE (Enhanced Datarate for GSM Evolution) wireless data network at 70 kilobits per second to 135 kbps. It has EDGE coverage in 13,000 cities throughout the United States.
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