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China Mobile launches 3G netbook promotion program

Published: 24 Apr 2009 01:35:21 PST

Apr. 24, 2009 (China Knowledge) - China Mobile Ltd<941><CHL>, the country's largest telecom operator, has begun selling 3G netbooks in its outlets and offered subscribers a discount of up to half the cost to lure more consumers, the Shanghai Daily reported.

The promotion program offers 29 netbook models made by 17 personal computer makers, including Dell Inc, Lenovo Group Ltd<992><LNVGY>, Acer Inc and Hewlett-Packard Inc. It is expected to enrich China Mobile's customer base and at the same time benefit computer makers, who have been significantly affected by the economic slowdown, according to industry analysts.

Subscribers will be able to enjoy the high-speed Internet, which is 100 times faster than 2G. The 3G mobile communications networks offers users Internet access anytime and anywhere with a mobile signal.

China Mobile earlier said it added 470 million users by the end of March, accounting for 70% of the total mobile subscriber base nationwide. But only 500,000 are 3G users currently. The company aims to boost the number to 50 million within one year.   


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