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Vodafone has begun testing a 3G version of its notebook-oriented Mobile Connect Card, the network said today.

The current version of the card provides notebooks with Internet access through dial-up GSM links or always-on GPRS connections. Neither is particularly quick, better for checking email on the move than heavy-duty web browsing.

Adding 3G boosts speeds by a fair margin, but not yet up to broadband or Wi-Fi data throughput rates. Coverage is limited too, to the UK's main metropolitan areas and along the M4. Vodafone's 3G service is expected to be launched in the Spring.

Vodafone's trial service will be offered to corporate customers, but the company said smaller businesses will be brought in further down the line. ®

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