- December 18, 2008 at 5:40 pm #160119liamsbabMember
Hi All, I have a few question about the Samsung NC10. I live in the UK. Would i be able to use the NC10 anywhere to connect to the internet or only where there are wi-fi hotspots? I know i can connect to the internet on my Blackberry anywhere, is this the same principle or something totally different? What is a dongle?
I am sure i will think of more questions.December 18, 2008 at 5:55 pm #176378FreddyMember
The NC10 does not have 3G (yet) so you will need a dongle to connect to the Internet anywhere. A dongle is…a 3G modem you can get from a phone company.December 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm #176380liamsbabMember
The NC10 does not have 3G (yet) so you will need a dongle to connect to the Internet anywhere. A dongle is…a 3G modem you can get from a phone company.
Thanks for your reply. So, If i got a dongle would that mean that i could connect to the internet in a house that had no internet at all (my parents)?
Could i use my Blackberry abd bluetooth so i could access the internet anywhere, would this work?December 18, 2008 at 7:43 pm #176379AlfiharParticipant
If the Blackberry supports tethering, then yes you would get an internet connection wherever your Blackberry has signal while it is connected to the netbook (by wireless or a cable). You may need to check your contract to see if you are allowed to do this.
I connect to the internet on my netbook when I am away from home using my iPhone.
I would recommend using Google to search for your model of Blackberry + the network e.g. Vodaphone + tetherDecember 19, 2008 at 10:09 am #176377jezMember
If going down the mobile dongle route then you are looking at Â£10-Â£15 a month for 1 to 3gb usage (which should be enough for day to day browsing). There are plenty of mobile broadband comparison sites to check out the best buys! The PayG deal from 3 looks quite good right now. It’s something like Â£100 for the modem and 12gb of use that lasts 1 year. After that you have to top up.
In general a netbook sits between a MID and a laptop. A MID is a mobile internet device – so something pocket sized that is good for browsing but not so much else. A blackberry for example. The netbook is a little bigger and more functional. An NC10 runs a full version of Windows XP so you can therefore run all the software that you could on a PC (as long as it is not a super demanding professional application or a modern game!).
The advantage over a laptop is that these things are truly portable. It’s only when you start looking closely at weights do you see that a laptop can weigh around 4kgs. The netbook is normally about 1kg. Of course there is no fine line and many devices cross over all boundries so a prescriptivist approach to classification is somewhat futile!
Write out a list of things you want from your device and then find something that matches at a price you are happy with.
All of these things are often grouped up under the term UMPC – ultra mobile PC.
PS. The NC10 rocks 😉
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