Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Huawei E230 , The World's Smallest USB Modem Supporting 4.5 Mbps HSUPA From Huawei Technologies Co.

Ever since AT&T announced HSUPA service, I have been searching for a modem that I could use to access the service. So that I will have access to a data network while I am in the field, literally. So I think the following will be a good news for every one interested.

(Sydney, Australia, April 2, 2008) Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Huawei") has released the world's smallest USB modem, the E230, which will support 4.5 Mbps high speed uplink packet access (HSUPA).

Shown for the first time at Wireless World, the Huawei E230 USB modem is just 6 cm long with simple and smooth design. Size does not affect performance, as the E230 fully supports various standards such as HSPA, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS. It also supports 7.2 Mbps high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) and 4.5 Mbps HSUPA, which enables faster Internet surfing and clear online streaming of movies. The E230 also has a MicroSD card slot, supporting up to 8 GB memory size.

Along with the E230 modem, Huawei will also be demonstrating two industry-leading mobile broadband products – the D100 and E510.

The D100 is the first WiFi adapter in the world and is aimed at SOHO users and home networks, enabling interconnection of phones, game consoles, PCs and laptops. The WiFi adapter helps to extend a single user to multiple users.

The E510 is the first HSUPA DVB-T mobile broadband product in the world. With this product, users can enjoy not only high-speed Internet access but also the colorful television programs, such as this year's Olympic Games and the European Cup. It is expected that the above three products will be launched in May this year.

Commenting on the new products, Huawei terminal chief marketing officer Mr. James Chen said, “Huawei continues to invest heavily in mobile broadband R&D. Part of this development includes looking at different region customer requirement what our partners are asking for. Our new E230 the smallest USB Modem and D100 the first 3G/WiFi adapter in the world are ideal for the Australian market. The E510 will allow Australian to hook into DVB streaming video on their mobiles"

Last year, Huawei’s mobile broadband products widely covered the European market and successfully made breakthroughs in high-end markets such as the US market and Japanese market. Till now, Huawei has sold 8 million mobile broadband products, ranking the first in the world.
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