Vodafone grabs Dell exclusive


Vodafone has announced an exclusive agreement with laptop manufacturer Dell to range its new Inspiron Mini 9 ultra-mobile device.

The device will be sold with built-in mobile broadband, exclusively through Vodafone stores and online, and directly from Dell, in key European markets.

The Inspiron Mini 9 weights 1.035kg and features an 8.9 inch display.

Vodafone director of PC connectivity Andrew Sangster said: "The recent acceleration in the take up of mobile broadband has demonstrated just how hungry consumers are for Internet access.

"Building on our long relationship with Dell, the availability of the Inspiron Mini 9 will further enhance what a customer can achieve with mobile broadband whilst on the move. Today’s announcement marks the next step in the evolution of mobile broadband services bringing mobile broadband into the hands of many more customers."

Dell Europe vice president and general manager for consumer Michael Lombardo said: "Technology has become an essential part of how people connect with one another – whether it’s surfing the web, chatting with friends, keeping updated on the latest news, sharing photos or social networking. Dell is committed to providing consumers with technology that allows them to connect any place, any time with mobile broadband."
Details of country availability and pricing will be made available in coming weeks.