Vodafone to sell Dell Mini 9

Dell has signed a deal with Vodafone to start selling its Mini 9 laptops with integrated mobile broadband, just a day after launching the netbook.

Vodafone to sell Dell Mini 9

The mobile broadband netbook will go on sale from the end of September through Dell’s website and Vodafone shops, with the two companies promising further pricing details “in coming weeks”.

T-Mobile has a similar deal in place to provide mobile broadband to Asus’s range of Eee PCs, as the service increasingly finds traction in the UK.

A recent survey by Ofcom revealed that monthly sales of 3G dongles between February and June this year, nearly doubled from 69,000 to 133,000 as vendors push increasingly competitive services.

The XP-loaded Mini 9 costs £299 and features an 8.9in screen, 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB solid state drive. There’s also integrated Bluetooth, 1.3 megapixel webcam and 802.11b/g wireless. An Ubuntu version is on its way for £269.

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