Orange introduces new devices to mobile broadband portfolio

Orange has announced it will be expanding the product offerings in its UK consumer mobile broadband portfolio, with two new devices in its consumer ‘connected’ range and a new dongle with data storage capacity that will allow them to keep their important information with them whilst they are on the move.

Building on a commitment to offer all in one packages that makes it easier for consumers to get online, Orange has announced the HP Compaq Mini 700 and Toshiba L300 will be added to its ‘connected’ range.

Available on 24 month contracts, the two new offers allow consumers to choose a device that suit their needs, whilst still getting the great benefits of internet access, without the need to pay the full price upfront.

For £30 per month, customers can take the HP Compaq Mini 700 which comes equipped with an integrated webcam and features a 10.1 inch compact design, weighing just 1Kg.

For £35 per month, The Toshiba L300 is a feature packed laptop which offers flexibility for users whether working from home or on the go. It features a 15.4 inch widescreen display, 160GB storage capacity, a DVD player/recorder, integrated web cam and weighs less than 2.5kg.

Both the HP Compaq Mini 700 and the Toshiba L300 come with Orange’s Internet Everywhere mobile broadband service and dongle, as well as a 3GB monthly data allowance and 24 month manufacturer warranty.

Orange also announced the availability of the Huawei E160e dongle in black, white and pink. Working in conjunction with Orange’s Internet Everywhere service, The Huawei E160e has been designed to also act as a memory stick with space for an up to 8GB micro SD card, so customers can store their data inside and keep their photos, music and films with them whilst on the move.

Speaking on the announcement, Asif Aziz, director of broadband and home at Orange UK said: “We always aim to offer customers a flexible solution that works around them and the lifestyle they choose, and believe the new devices we’ve launched today do just that. We will continue to build on these offerings throughout 2009 so as to ensure our customers benefit from one of the most competitive portfolios for mobile broadband in the UK.”

Orange was voted number one by consumers for overall mobile broadband service quality and best network, in an independent research poll conducted by YouGov in 2008, and with the largest integrated mobile data network in the UK, Orange now offers three connected laptops in its consumer product line.