Dell Mini 1012 Discussion forum on the new 2010 Dell Mini 1012, featuring an Intel Atom N450 CPU.
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Join Date: Apr 2009
03-05-2011, 03:53 PM
Sounds like the slot for WWAN card might be there (and SIM card slot next to the battery presumeably), but don't count on the antennas being there.
If you want to examine it, pop the palmrest off (see the Service Manual page about the motherboard). You should see one slot to the left, with the WiFi card and two antenna leads. The WWAN is in the middle, the HD decoder slot is to the right. All slots are half Mini PCIe, but I believe the WWAN slot is only wired for USB Mini PCIe cards.
For comparison, here's a pic of a 1012 WITHOUT the WWAN, SIM and decoder slots: How to dismantle and upgrade the Dell Mini 1012 | jRin.net
As for BT, I'd guess you can enable/disable it whether the card's there or not.
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New York City
03-06-2011, 04:44 AM
It wouldn't be the end of the world, but it would be a nice bonus if the wiring were already there.
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Holy smoke! I just opened it up out of curiousity to see what it had and it's already wired for WWAN, antenna and all! It looks as though all they did was remove the WWAN card!
I tried adding the link through the dialog box but it seems to be broken. Anyway, here is the photo and you can clearly see it.
I double-checked the service manual, and the wiring position and color matches exactly what is supposed to be there for WWAN. Cool!
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