We live in an “always connected” planet where our first world crisis include public places not having Wi-Fi access or not having enough data monthly to sustain us through our mobile usage. We expect data to be available to us everywhere, at anytime.
And HP gets it. In making the world a more data-full place to live in, it’s bringing to Singapore its DataPass solution that makes it easier for tablet and notebook users to connect to the Internet by embedding mobile broadband connectivity on some of its PCs and tablets.
And no, you don’t need to get on a contract, or purchase a SIM card or dongle.
Dubbed the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region by HP, what the DataPass solution offers you is 250MB per month of 3G or 4G LTE mobile broadband service (powered by Fogg Mobile) for free on selected HP devices; although this service is limited to only two years.
If this amount of data is insufficient for you, you can top it up and purchase contract-less packages.
Which HP devices will have it?
The HP Slate 7 Voice Tab Ultra will lead the tech vendor’s DataPass equipped PC and tablet army into Singapore by the end of 2014, according to HP. Some of its other tablets and notebooks are also expected to sport the service in the near future and enter the Singapore market in 2015.
For now, the service will cover 13 markets globally (including the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, and Hong Kong), but more Asian countries are expected to be included into the list by 2015 – pretty handy for jet setters.