In a move that gives Verizon an edge over its competitors, Dell, Lenovo (makers of the Thinkpad), and HP, will all manufacture laptops with built-in EV-DO access to Verizon's cellular BroadbandAccess network. Dell will have it in select Latitude series models starting next year, as will HP (no word on the names of the HP models yet). Lenovo will have them out as early as October, in the new ThinkPad Z-series. Unlimited EV-DO access with Verizon will run you about $80 a month, with a $20 a month discount if you have an existing voice subscription.

Dell, Lenovo and HP to build EV-DO directly in laptops [MobileTracker]