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I am considering one of these for home and work. I don't know about others but I feel the lack of a mobile network data connection (like the 3G iPad has) is a huge omission.

I still find that connecting to WiFi hotspots, signing up and logging in to the various services can be cumbersome and quite often slow and unreliable.

The beauty of the 3G iPad is that it will just connect as soon as you wake it up and your emails etc are there.

The BT WiFi service is quite good and vast but I don't expect to be a BT Business Broadband customer for too much longer.

Maybe the 2nd gen release will have this...

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Assuming you have a decent smartphone you could always use its personal hotspot capability?
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There are plenty of other offerings from other suppliers, have you checked any of them out?
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Assuming you have a decent smartphone you could always use its personal hotspot capability?
I do but hotspots will drain the battery. The reason I would like something with the data built in is the ease of use - turn it on and its working.

I'v not done too much checking on the other tabs. Having something that will run windows and a full MS Office suite is what I would like.
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I do but hotspots will drain the battery. The reason I would like something with the data built in is the ease of use - turn it on and its working.

I'v not done too much checking on the other tabs. Having something that will run windows and a full MS Office suite is what I would like.
Charge the smartphone from the laptop and use the personal hotspot.
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Could possibly save you some cash

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