Embedded NetConnect broadband with Acer netbooks

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Reliance Communications and Acer today announced the launch of Netbook with Embedded Wireless Broadband connectivity. The new Internet Connectivity solution jointly devised by Acer and Reliance Communications for the Indian market will eliminate the need of plugging any external device for internet access.

According to a release, Acer’s latest Netbook, Aspire One532h, will come with inbuilt Reliance Netconnect Broadband Plus services offering high speed connectivity of upto 3.1 Mbps across 66 Indian cities.

S Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India, said, “The Indian market has been displaying a tremendous appetite for mobile connectivity in the form of Netbooks and Notebooks. This gets a further fillip with Acer’s embedded broadband Netbook with a multitude of attendant benefits like longer battery-life, convenience, tighter integration, security and lower TCO. A new category has been pioneered by Acer, and as has been its wont, this first-to-market initiative would further turbo-charge our growth in the Indian market”.

R Swaminathan, Hub Head - Karnataka Circle, Reliance Communications said “Reliance has taken the lead in bringing innovations in the mobile data space.  Each of these innovations has successfully met specific needs of our customers and this has resulted in significant growth in our mobile data business”.  “Now, by collaborating with a leading giant in laptops, Acer, we are taking the innovation to a new level whereby the customer will experience even more convenience”.

Priced at Rs.19,499/- (taxes and levies extra), the Acer Aspire One532h comes with 2 months of complimentary usage of integrated and inbuilt Reliance NetConnect Broadband Plus worth Rs 2198, making it the most affordable option in the  current marketplace. The Netbook is optimized for running rich media / heavy applications like Video Conferencing, Video Streaming, Electronic Surveillance, Online Multi-player games and heavy file transfers.