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The principle of low price hardware and monthly service charges established by mobile telephone companies has come to mobile computing. UK companies will now be able to pay as little as £99 for an Internet and WAP enabled new laptop, complete with software, from the IT services company Adventi.
“The computers are the very latest available from Fujitsu Siemens and connectivity is provided via the Vodafone GPRS network,” explained Chris Duff, technical director at Adventi. “The scheme is specifically designed to make this technology affordable for SMEs.”
Research shows that more than half of small business owners understand the benefits of mobile working, but to date the expense and complexity have prevented them from taking advantage. By learning from the way people buy and use technology from the mobile phone industry, this scheme allows small businesses to look after their cashflow without being left behind by technology advances.
The offer is a fully wireless-enabled Fujitsu Siemens Computers LIFEBOOK laptop or tablet PC with Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology for £99 (normal list price of between £1,139 and £1,478). The monthly contract is for a minimum period of 24 months, starting from £89 per month.