Friday, October 17, 2008

Want EVDO Rev-A, HSDPA, and WiMAX? Your Wish is Coming True

The title says it all, folks: a USB device that can access any or all of those three technologies is on the way. Franklin's upcoming U300, made by C-Motech, will be compatible with EVDO Rev-A, WiMAX, and HSDPA. It won't be available until the end of the year and there isn't much information just yet.

Here is what we know so far:
-- It will work on both EVDO Rev A and the WiMAX network
-- USB format
-- NOT Mac compatible
-- HSDPA compatible

We do NOT know:
-- Cost of device
-- Pricing plans: We expect that you would be required to have both a 2-year EVDO contract as well as one for WiMAX service.
-- Availability date: it should be available by the end of 2008, but we do not have an exact release date.
-- Antenna/router compatibility.

If the u300 is as good as it sounds up front, it will likely become a huge hit.