Whalesong... Whalesong... And strong drugs
Have you actually used 3G in the UK?
I have a Vodafone HSDPA card and I use it every time when I go to London and back. If you get 64Kbit sustained you should sing, dance and open the champagne. Most of the time you sit on GPRS speeds of sub-20K. If you have to use the damn thing for work you actually need WiFi
The sole reason for this knee-jerk idiocy by HP is Apple. It is simply playing with the operators the "jump as far from iPhone as possible" game.
Anyway, try to use 3G on a PC for real work for a day or two and pass whatever you are smoking...