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MacBooks to get integrated WWAN?

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Phone News is reporting that Apple may be adding integrated WWAN (3G) to the MacBook line soon.  Apple added support for EVDO directly into the OS making them the first OEM to do so and this only makes sense.  Interestingly the report says the wireless module will be an ExpressCard module situated behind the LCD screen for better reception.

The contract Apple has signed calls for integration into MacBooks via an integratedExpressCard module. However, Apple is planning to design the card to beseated behind the display panel, removing RF interference and enhancingsignal quality. Details however are scarce on the addition however. Itis not known which carrier has been select if the aircard module isUMTS or EV-DO, or if Apple plans to support multiple carriers.

2 Responses to “MacBooks to get integrated WWAN?”

  1. One thing I find amusing in choosing the XPS M1210 over a MacBook (that was a very close decision for me, coming down to price) is that they have so much in common. I’ve had an EVDO modem in here since day one, but, you guessed it, there ain’t no EVDO coverage here. :(