Samsung N350 throws LTE and HSPA+ into an intriguing new netbook proposition

Yeah, we thought netbooks were old news too, but if they all start strapping up with the latest in 4G connectivity, we might have to give them another look. The Samsung N350 is just such a machine, with dual-mode LTE and HSPA+ built in. You won't be surprised that almost everything else is par for the affordable laptop market course: a dual-core Atom N550 CPU, that boilerplate 1,024 x 600 resolution on a 10.1-inch matte screen, 250GB of storage, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, a multicard reader, and a trifecta of USB ports. The basic wireless options are keeping up with modernity, however, with 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0 on board, both of which are nice to see. The 3-cell battery should last up to 6.7 hours and the whole package is expected to retail for €429 ($553) in Germany this autumn. You can probably expect a rebadge under the Go label for the US and a relatively swift launch over here as well.

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Samsung unveils the world's first LTE-HSPA+ dual mode embedded netbook

Designed to go, Powered to perform: Showcasing significant new products at IFA 2010, Samsung completes its mobile PC line up

Sept 2nd 2010, Berlin, Germany – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, is proud to launch a series of innovative and pioneering products at this year's IFA in Berlin. At IFA 2010, Samsung is putting its achievements in mobile computing on full display. The company is showcasing the world's first LTE-HSPA+ dual mode netbook, the Samsung N350.

Delivering its advancements in both design and performance, Samsung has crafted these products to meet the needs of its customers' dynamic and rapidly changing lifestyles. Each product has been skillfully designed to enhance previous capabilities while delivering entirely fresh and exciting user experiences.

Samsung continues to offer the market the best in design and performance. With its continued success in both technology and business, Samsung is confident that users will see the instant benefits of each of these innovations as it helps its customers to live smarter lives.

"IFA is a tremendous platform for Samsung to launch its newest innovations. The products we are launching at the event truly demonstrate Samsung's commitment to delivering the finest in technology with optimum designs to meet the demands of every lifestyle," said Seongwoo Nam, Executive Vice President and Head of IT Solutions Business at Samsung Electronics. "Recognizing the future of wireless network technology, Samsung created a netbook that is both LTE and HSPA+ equipped. This world first shows that Samsung is relentless in its pursuit of the best technologies so that our customers can have the highest quality user experiences. It gives us great pleasure to usher in a new era in mobile computing technology," he added.

N350 - LTE-HSPA+ dual mode enabled netbook

The new ultra-thin N350 is a light and compact netbook with embedded LTE-HSPA+ dual mode technology. This new technology gives users the best in wireless technologies allowing them to experience internet speeds that are comparable with fixed internet services. The N350 harnesses the power of two technologies and allows users to make the most of both 3G and 4G networks. Using dual mode technology, users will be able to stay connected in areas without LTE services using a standard and widely available 3G network.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit