Virgin Media Freedom netbook launched

Friday, July 17, 2009, 7:55 by Tech Correspondent

Virgin Mobile has launched the Freedom netbook, in its line-up of mobile broadband products.

Virgin Media Freedom netbook photo

Virgin Media Freedom netbook photo

The Virgin Freedom netbook is designed for Virgin Media’s 50mb broadband service.

The company has said that the Virgin Media Freedom netbook will be free with a Virgin phone line provided customers pay £20 a month for the first 3 months, then £29 a month, along with £11 a month for the Virgin phone line.

Customers can also get a Virgin phone for £29 a month, along with the Virgin Media Freedom netbook, and catch up TV with 45 channels.

There is also the extra large offer where customers can opt for a Virgin Media phone, plus the Virgin Media Freedom netbook, and catch up TV with 160 channels for £47 a month.

The Virgin Media Freedom netbook is very similar to other typical netbooks currently available  in the market. It is powered by 1.6 GHz N270 Atom processor and has a 10.2-inch display screen with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.

The Virgin Media Freedom netbook comes with 1 GB RAM and 120 GB hard disk, Wi-Fi, memory card reader and an inbuilt 0.3 webcam.

Pre-loaded software include Windows XP, MS Works, Acrobat Reader, and PC Guard.

The battery back-up, limited to 2.5 hours, is a bit on the low side.

The Virgin Media Freedom netbook weighs just 1.1 kg and measures 265x182x26mm. It comes in Virgin Red and Glossy Black and is now available through all retail channels.

Freebies with the netbook include a leather carry case and a dongle.

The Virgin Media Freedom netbook is available in the UK. The Virgin Media Freedom netbook offer is not yet available in India.

Virgin Mobile currently sells low-end phones, aimed at youngsters in India, such as the Virgin Mobile vJazz, vBeat, and vGlide.

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