Orange today unveiled the laptops it will sell in its direct stores, including a Hewlett Packard device with an embedded Sim card, and a micro laptop from manufacturer Asus.
The operator first announced plans to sell laptops in its stores last month, when new boss Tom
Alexander spoke about his plans to turn Orange into a total communications provider.
Last week, Mobile revealed3’s plansto be the first network to range bundled laptop deals in its stores by the end of this month.
Orange will now be the second operator to follow Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u’s lead when the Hewlett-Packard (HP) 6730s and Asus Eee computers are made available in Orange stores, online and via its call centres in August
Devices director at Orange, Francois Mahieu, said: ‘Over time we will be looking to expand our offering even further with more suppliers who are at the forefront of laptop technology.’
Small and medium business customers who sign up to a £35 or £40 per month package will receive an HP laptop with an Icon 225 dongle, with unlimited data allowance and 500 Wi-Fi minutes to be used at 10,000 UK hotspots.
Business users who opt for the more expensive, £45 per month deal, will be able to get an HP computer with an embedded Sim.
Consumers can take on a 24-month, £25 per month package with an Icon 225 dongle with a 3GB data allowance and 100 texts, with an 8.9” compact Asus laptop.