October 19, 2010
Sprint expands its 4G product portfolio and becomes the first wireless carrier in the nation to offer a 3G/4G-embedded netbook, Dell™ Inspiron™ Mini 10 (1012), with Windows 7 Starter. Designed to deliver long battery life, on the go entertainment and maximum connectivity, Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1012) netbook offers blazing-fast Internet access in a compact and lightweight package that can easily fit in a purse, backpack or briefcase. This ultra-affordable netbook is perfect for students, consumers or small businesses that rely on Internet access, Web browsing and social networking to stay connected. Like the Dell™ Inspiron™ 11z notebook, this device has integrated connectivity to the Sprint 3G and 4G networks and allows customers to enjoy 4G performance in any Sprint 4G market or to use the reliable Sprint 3G network coast to coast. Sprint 4G is available today in 55 markets and continues to expand to new cities, delivering wireless speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.1 Sprint 4G provides peak download speeds of more than 10 Mbps, average download speeds of 3-6 Mbps. Sprint 3G (EV-DO Rev. A) provides customers expected average upload speeds of 350-500 kbps and download speeds of between 600 kbps and 1.4 Mbps.
- Frequency: Dual-band: 3G and 4G
- Processor: Intel® Atom™ Processor N450 1.66GHz, 512K cache
- Operating System: Windows® 7 Starter – 32 bit and Windows Live™ Essentials
- Display: 10.1-inch 16:9 LCD (1,024x600 WSVGA)
- Dimensions: Height: 25.5mm (1 inch) – 32.8mm (1.3 inches); Width: 268mm (10.5 inches); Depth: 197mm (7.8 inches)
- Weight: 3 lbs.
- Battery: 6-cell – 2,600mAh – supports up to nine hours depending on usage
- Memory: 1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 667MHz bus
- Hard Drive: SATA 250GB (5,400 RPM)
- Graphics Card: Intel® GMA 3150 integrated graphics
- Color: Black
- Built-in 1.3MP Web cam
- 3-in-1 Media Reader: Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Memory Card, Multi-Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS/MS Pro)
- Three USB 2.0 ports, VGA, one headphone jack, one microphone jack
- GPS enabled on 3G
- Wireless connectivity via Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 integrated WiFi/WiMAX
1Up to 10x Faster claim: Based on download speed comparison of 3G’s 600 kbps vs. 4G’s 6 Mbps. Industry published 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps). Actual speeds may vary by plan or based on other factors.
Caroline Semerdjian, Sprint