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Default Biggest Mistake Dell Made w/910 & A90 - 11-20-2008, 06:27 PM

Was not including the WWAN Mini-PCIe connector on all 910's & A90's...

Imagine how many people would have bought the Mobile Broadband Mini-PCIe cards aftermarket thru Dell: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/cate ... ort=-price

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Default Re: Biggest Mistake Dell Made w/910 & A90 - 11-20-2008, 06:46 PM

My guess, and this is purely a guess but based on my experience with the mobile industry, is that Dell leveraged the 3G cards with mobile companies and realized that they might be better off with the Mobile companies buying the laptops and handling the distribution and tech support themselves. It was likely and investment move on their part.

But I agree with, it hurts competition and thus the consumer, which is not new for the mobile industry.

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Default Re: Biggest Mistake Dell Made w/910 & A90 - 12-25-2008, 12:02 PM

I dont agree at all. Granted at first i was not happy that it was left out but after going through this forum and realizing there was so much more possible using the open space...I'm satisfied with the choice I've made to install the PCI-e slot and finding a card to use. Who knows, maybe by the time I have everything ready to install a G3 card, Something else may catch my eye and I'll want that instead. Besides if your truly unhappy with it, you could always go through what some others have and get it "upgraded" by Dell. Maybe after the holidays you'll be able to get semi-decent customer support and pay a little extra to have those items installed by someone else and deal with whatever 3G provider thats in your area.


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