3 Mobile To Team Up With Google Over Chromebook 3G Access In UK

3 Mobile, the UK's smallest mobile phone operator, will be providing Google Chromebooks with 3G access when they are launched in the country on the 15th of June.

The network didn't provide more details regarding how much data will be included in the bundle or to what extent any deal will be subsidised or not.

Verizon gives away 100MB data every month over a two year period on the rental scheme which costs $20 per month for students.

We suspect that 3 UK would be a bit more liberal with their allowance given that unlike in the US, networks tend to be more generous when it comes to data.

Samsung has already said that its Series 5 Chromebook will cost £349 for its black or white version while the 3G version will be available for £399. Acer's models are likely to be more affordable and we'd expect the non Wi-Fi version to cost less than £300.

In addition, it would be intriguing to find out whether 3 Mobile offers dedicated Chromebook 3G access. One can envision a package with 15GB data per month on a two year contract with free laptop for around £25 or less.

Google will also offer the Chromebook for Enterprises and businesses, although it is likely that the Wi-Fi version will be the preferred one for cost, deployment and security reasons.