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Option iCON 452 USB Modem For Cincinnati Bell

The Option iCON 452 HSPA+ USB modem has been released in the States via Cincinnati Bell. The wireless modem uses Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) Spectrum and provides the fastest Internet connection possible at enhanced 3G speeds. The device adopts Option’s Zero-CD Plug’n Play Technology allowing users simply insert the device into a computer, install the software and are instantly connected to the Internet. The iCON 452 also has a built-in Micro-SD slot that allows the modem to double up as a portable storage solution. [Slashphone]

Huawei i-Mo HSPA Modem with WiFi

by Johan on February 13, 2009

Huawei i-Mo HSPA Modem with WiFi

Huawei have introduced their latest wireless modem, the i-Mo, which will debut at Mobile World Congress next week. The Huawei i-Mo comes in the size of a “small key chain”. The device supports an HSDPA/HSUPA USB modem and a WiFi b/g chip on board for sharing the connection with other devices. You can also use it as removable storage thanks to its microSD slot. Maximum downlink and uplink speeds of 7.2Mbps and 5.76Mbps (network depending) are also supported. The Huawei i-Mo will be released in Q2 2009. No word on pricing at this time. [Slashgear]

Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Modem 598U

by Johan on January 21, 2009

Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Modem 598U

Sprint has recently rolled out the Sierra Wireless Mobile Broadband USB Modem 598U. This EV-DO Rev. A-compatible device boasts an average download speeds of between 600 kbps and 1.4 Mbps, while upload speeds average 350 to 500 kbps. The 598U is also compatible with EV-DO Rev. 0 and 1XRTT technology and provides an integrated GPS receiver, and a microSDHC memory card slot (up to 32GB). The Sierra Wireless Mobile Broadband USB Modem 598U is currently available for free with an appropriate two-year data plan. [intomobile]

Novatel Ovation MC760: Modem in Your Pocket

by Vie on November 10, 2008

Novatel Ovation MC760

Novatel Ovation has just released their new product, the MC760 USB EVDO Modem. It’s claimed to be the world’s smallest USB EVDO modem that you can well, practically carry in your pocket (measuring at two inches and weighing less than an ounce). It supports Windows (Vista, XP, 2000), Mac OS X and Linux systems. Other specs include the on-board GPS with integrated microSD slot with capacity up to 8GB. No words on the pricing yet but it will be commercially available this quarter. [Gizmodo]

Virgin Media Unveils 50Mbps Cable Modem

by Vie on November 8, 2008

Virgin Media 50Mbps cable modem

50Mbps connection might be a dream to many, but soon not for Virgin Media subscribers.  Not only that, in a viral campaign they kicked-off today, they’re announcing this uber-sleek and extra-fast DOCSIS 3.0 broadband modem that comes with it.  This will allow you to harness the full 50Mbps speeds to download MP3 tracks in under 1 second and bounce around photos of your latest holiday trips to the East in a blink of an eye.  UK’s speed-junkies can count on getting themselves the package at year’s end.  But what about the rest of us, Sir Branson?  [TrustedReviews]