Fujitsu ‘Helios’ LIFEBOOK getting supa-fast: HSUPA & HSDPA this summer

We can’t tell you the model number and we’re in the dark on overall specs, but this news from jkOTR reader Bruce sounds "supa" to me: Fujitsu is (partially) showing off a new LIFEBOOK notebook with HSUPA / HSDPA support at 3GSM. According to the company press release today, the connectivity options will appear in a new model this summer.

"While the UMTS standard HSDPA (High Speed Download Package Access) speeds up downloading from the internet to 7.2 MBit/s, the upload speed ¨D i.e. the speed at which commands and data are sent ¨D is slower (384 kBit/s). HSUPA, on the other hand, enables an upload speed of 1.4 MBit/s."

Bruce tells us that the codename for the model is "Helios" and will be considered an ultraportable notebook, possibly weighing in just over 1 kilogram. Clearly, Fujitsu is keeping the "Helios" under wraps since they’ve got most of it undercover; looks widescreen to my four eyes.


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