Dell Inspiron Mini 9 to be offered free by Vodafone next month

Starting next month, Vodafone UK will start selling the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 with built-in 3G. Users will then be able to utilize Vodafone’s extended HSDPA 3G coverage with download speeds of between 1Mb/s and 5Mb/s.

It was widely reported that the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 would have built-in 3G, but so far only Vodafone has announced that it will sell the machine bundled with Internet service.

The Vodafone-Dell Inspiron Mini 9 3G deal seems to have a catch, though — you’ll only be granted 1GB of data transfers per month. That’s pretty stingy, considering other operators like Orange offer a 5GB data cap. Maybe it’s to keep all the netbook users from hogging all the bandwith. In any case, a free netbook is free, but it will come with a two-year contract at £25 ($45 USD) a month.

Via Reg Hardware

Author: David Gonzales

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