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TELUS Will Launch Huawei E397 Mobile Internet Key

TELUS has decided to launch the new Huawei E397 Mobile Internet Key. Dubbed as “Boltz” in the United States, the device supports a peak download speed of up to 100Mbps. This Mobile Internet Key also has an internal antenna and a memory card slot that accepts microSD card (up to 32GB). Measuring at only 111 grams, the Huawei E397 Mobile Internet Key will be launched in March 2012 for approx. $149.99 outright. [MobileSyrup]

Nova Media iCON 461 Unlocked 3G USB Stick Modem

Berlin-based Nova Media today introduced a new unlocked 3G USB stick modem, which can be used with most 2G or 3G networks around the world. Dubbed as the iCON 461, this USB stick modem features an integrated GPS chip and a MicroSD card slot (up to 32GB), enabling it to double as a portable storage. The iCON 461 comes with Launch2Net Premium for OS X, as well as a connection manager for Windows (uCan Connect), allowing the device to be used with both platforms. Launch2Net Premium includes an SMS message manager, a GPS control panel and the ability to act as a personal hotspot. The software features connection settings for most mobile network providers worldwide. The device works with the 850/900/1900/2100 MHz frequencies, and supports HSPA (up to 7.2Mb per second downloading, 5.76Mb per second uploading), as well as 2G EDGE and GPRS connections (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) up to 220kb per second downloads and up to 120kb uploading. The Nova Media iCON 461 retails for approximately $256 including taxes and is available now from the company’s website. The Windows-only version is priced at $213. [Electronista]

Verizon 4G LTE Modem USB551L Shipped

by Johan on March 30, 2011

Verizon 4G LTE Modem USB551L Shipped

Verizon will launch the new Verizon 4G LTE Modem USB551L tomorrow. Created by Novatel, the USB551L modem is claimed to be the smallest LTE USB modem in the market so far. This wireless modem provides download speeds from 5 Mbps to 12 Mbps with upload speeds between 2 Mbps to 5 Mbps. It is compatible with the Microsoft Windows XP 32-bit, Vista 32/64-bit (SP2), Windows 7 32/64-bit, or Mac 10.4 or higher. Verizon will launch the USB551L for $99 with a $50 mail back rebate voucher. The price includes a 24-month contract on a 4G Mobile Broadband plan, which start from $50 a month for 5GB. [Geeky Gadgets]

The Netgear N300 DGN2200M Wireless ADSL2+ modem router is a full featured Wireless-N router with Integrated ADSL2+ Modem and a failover or backup option to connect to a 3G+ Mobile Broadband network in case of DSL outage. The failover function comes by way of a 3G USB modem that the user can plug into an attached USB port. The Netgear N300 also supports several security features such as SPI, VPN pass through, DoS protection, and monitors internet traffic. The Netgear N300 DGN2200M Wireless ADSL2+ modem router is now available for $179.99 a pop. [Netgear]

Verizon Pantech UML290 4G LTE Modem

by Johan on December 5, 2010

Verizon Wireless and Pantech have joined together to launch the Pantech UML290 4G USB modem via Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at The Pantech UML290 connects to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, the fastest and largest 4G LTE network in America, providing speeds 10 times faster than the wireless leader’s current 3G network. The ultra-fast 4G LTE download speeds enable high-speed access to company networks, e-mail servers and the Internet while on-the-go. The modem supports 4G download speeds of up to 12Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5Mbps. The Verizon Pantech UML290 4G LTE modem is priced at $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a 4G Mobile Broadband Plan. [Press Release]