Samsung has launched Russia’s first 4G-mini notebook. The company has partnered with Yota to introduce a 4G version of its NC10 netbook. The modified Samsung NC10 netbook now boasts of being Russia’s debut netbook that offers support for the advanced Mobile WiMAX technology.
Simplifying a user’s internet browsing experience, the light and compact netbook comes at an affordable price point. The NC10 is just about 1.33kg in weight and offers a battery life of around 9 hours 40 minutes. Users in Russia can now also take advantage of the high-speed Yota network. The network supports speeds of up to 10MB/s.
Integrated with a 1.3 mega pixel digital motion camera, the NC10 4G netbook sports a 10.2-inch WSVGA widescreen display. The netbook’s display is equipped with the SuperBright technology that enables the netbook to deliver a resolution of up to 1024 x 600. With a durable scratch resistant case that uses the company’s Duracase technology, the netbook is also bundled with a PC style ergonomic keyboard.
“This modification of our netbook is a historically first notebook of such class in Russia with a built-in Mobile WiMAX module. Samsung aims to dip into tomorrow, to shape new trends and to build a convenient future. Yota has already brought this future to Moscow and St. Petersburg, and soon will deliver it to other Russian cities. And the 4G netbook NC10 will be the simplest and the most affordable key to this future,” commented Sang Hong Lim, marketing director at Samsung Electronics Rus.
A highlight of the keyboard included in the netbook is its nano-sized silver ion powder coating that prevents bacteria from breeding on the keyboard. The netbook is additionally powered by the Intel Atom processor which is in fact the smallest and lowest power processor that enables efficient computing tasks.
Denis Sverdlov, General Director of Yota added, “The fact that Samsung manufactures the whole range of 4G-network-related equipment – from base stations to end-user devices – is a doubtless advantage in our partnership. This insures a stable network functioning as well as a peerless mobile Internet usage experience for our subscribers. The new Mobile WiMAX-enabled netbook will make this technology even more affordable and attractive to end-users.”
Based on the Windows XP Home OS, some other attributes of the netbook are 160GB hard drive, vast network capabilities like Atheros 802.11b/g, 10/100 Ethernet LAN and Bluetooth, a 3-in-1 multimedia card slot, VGA output, microphone-in, headphone-out and 3 USB ports. The netbook comes with a built-in Mobile WiMAX module that offers complete WiMAX support.
Starting March 23, 2009 onwards, the Samsung NC10 4G netbook will be available at a price of 19,990 RUB.