Ugh. I’m getting the integrated 3G itch again. When I last took my Samsung Q1P apart, I saw that I could remove the WiFi module and likely replace it with an EV-DO module. I don’t think there’s room for an HSDPA module due to the required SIM card. Then one of our jkOTR readers, Josh, reminded me that a Gotta Be Mobile reader added a WWAN module to his Motion LE1700 with success.
Adding integrated 3G to my 7-inch UMPC would definitely enable productivity since I wouldn’t have to rely on WiFi hotspots or tethering a 3G phone to the device. However, there’s a few personal pros and cons I’m evaluating. While everyone’s mobile computing needs are different, here’s my thought process….