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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]

CLEAR Modem With WiFi Shipped

by Johan on December 3, 2010

CLEAR Modem With WiFi Shipped

CLEAR has finally launched a new modem for use with its WiMAX service. Targeted at home or small-office users, the CLEAR Modem with WiFi features an integrated WiFi b/g/n radio for sharing the 4G connection with multiple users, the Beceem BCS5250 WiMAX chipset, an internal (omnidirectional) 5dB average gain antenna, an Ethernet port for hooking up a wired computer and a WAN port for using the router with a cable/DSL modem. The CLEAR Modem with WiFi is now available for $120 outright or $7 per month leased. It is available with month-to-month or two-year agreements, with service plans starting at $35/month (plus tax). CLEAR Voice can be added for $15/month (plus tax). [CLEAR]

Sprint U1901 WiMAX USB Modem

by Johan on August 11, 2010

Sprint today released the U1901 WiMAX USB modem, which supports the Sprint 4G network. The dongle is a small, simplistic device that works with Windows 7, Vista, XP and OS X (10.5 and 10.6), and when you’re in a 4G zone it can provide throughput of up to 10x faster than Sprint 3G. This WiMAX modem is perfect for companies wanting to deliver high-bandwidth solutions to workers on-the-go or for remote offices looking to provide basic DSL-like speeds to workers in the metro area. The Sprint U1901 WiMAX USB modem can be purchased now for $49.99 on a 2-year data contract. [Press Release]

Huawei Releases E583c Mobile Hotspot

by Johan on August 3, 2010

Huawei has reently introduced its latest mobile hotspot, the E583c, which is available in a silver and black color scheme. The device has a 1-inch color OLED display that shows status information. The Huawei E583 Mobile Hotspot supports a 3.5G HSPA connection with up to five devices over Wi-Fi and a sixth via a direct USB connection. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Additional features include a microSD card slot (up to 32GB). The Huawei E583c will be available in Hong Kong later this month for HK$1,380 (US$177). [Huawei]

Vizio XWR100 Wireless n Router

When most people hear the brand Vizio, they immediately start thinking about HDTV’s. Vizio has just announced their newest venture into the world of wireless routers however with this new Vizio XWR100 Wireless n Router. The router has all of the standard features, although it packs in the ability to prioritize network traffic, and a USB port to help you to connect storage devices. When it releases during the third quarter of this year, it will cost you $100. [SlashGear]

CLEAR 4G+ Mobile USB Modem

The WIMAX provider Clearwire has just started expanding it’s lineup to include some new modems. This new set will help PC and Apple users alike connect to the Clear 4G broadband service. The modem will connect at up to 6MB/s where available.The dongle is two inches long and is double jointed so it can easily fit your computer and stay out of the way at the same time. It can also connect to 3G networks at times when 4G isn’t available. [EverythingUSB]