FlipStart handtop ships with Sprint EV-DO Rev A

Flipstart_buyEverytime I hear about the FlipStart handtop, I learn something new. Last month it was that Vista Business would be an option, and today it’s that the mini PC is equipped with EV-DO Revision A technology (activation and monthly plan through Sprint required). I don’t keep up with wireless broadband news, but I’ve read that Rev. A is supposed to be 5 or 6 times faster than standard EV-DO, which itself is already a step above EDGE, the only mobile broadband network I have access to because it’s built into Sony’s UX Micro PC series (and you know how that went).

The FlipStart’s specs now list "mobile broadband ready" as a connectivity option, but this is the first I’ve heard about it. Also news to me is that the device can now be ordered from the FlipStart Labs online store. Starting price remains (high) at $1999 regardless of operating system.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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