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A new study appears to contradict research which claimed the explosion of mobile broadband-ready laptops was being over-hyped.

In response to a publication from Disruptive Research which rubbished the projections of experts who predicted a mass take-up of the devices, Top 10 Broadband has released the results of its own study which shows pre-packaged 3G connectivity is proving popular.

New sales figures from Orange and Vodafone show that during November, mobile broadband-ready offers outshone deals which required dongles by a ratio of 3:2.

Jessica McArdle, Marketing Manager of Top 10 Broadband, said she was puzzled at how Disruptive Research has arrived at its conclusions.

She commented: "Demand for 3G-embedded laptop broadband deals has rocketed since the first consumer-targeted offer was launched in September 2008.

"Given how fast they are selling, we are baffled by these recent projections which seem to be speculative and have no grounding in actual broadband product sales."

Disruptive Research had estimated that in three years time, only 30 per cent of mobile broadband users would be using the popular 3G-embedded devices.

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