If you have a notebook that you like that lacks 3G or 4G connectivity inside you don’t need to get a new notebook. What you need is a speedy USB modem to cram inside your rig. AT&T has announced a new USB modem for notebook users that plugs into your USB port and gives you access to the AT&T mobile broadband network.
The ATRIX is a HSUPA-capable device, and we currently are performing the testing and preparations necessary to ensure that, when we turn this feature on, you will continue to have a world class experience.
AT&T hasn't quite gotten their act together as quick as they had hoped with this one. Sometimes the real answer is that these systems are technically the bleeding edge, and it's not some conspiracy to keep you from achieving your top speeds on the wireless internet. Here's a little help discerning the technical specs from behind the marketing malarkey surrounding the wireless broadband available on the market.
SlashGear is live at MWC 2011 in Barcelona, where Qualcomm just released a series of announcements about new product releases, including Quad-Core Snapdragon for Next-Gen Tablets, Next-generation Snapdragon Mobile Chipset, Commercial Availability of Gobi3000 Modules, Chipset with Support for Next-generation Release 9 HSPA+, New, Higher Speed LTE Devices, Netflix streaming on Android devices and much more. Continue after the cut to see the whole slew...
During an address at Northern Michigan University in Marquette on Thursday afternoon, President Barack Obama said the US will spend $5 billion to build next-generation high-speed wireless networks in rural areas, and create incentives to free up more radio frequencies for mobile broadband. According to Obama (who is shown below using his BlackBerry), "It's how we'll spark new innovation, new investment, new jobs ... We can't expect tomorrow's economy to take root using yesterday's infrastructure."
Novatel Wireless has announced the launch of a new USB modem that is claimed to be the smallest dual carrier HSPA+ USB device on the market. Novatel demonstrated the device in Spain recently and it was able to achieve download speeds of 40.5Mbps. The modem is the most compact and portable unit of its type on the market right now.
Friday the FCC announced that, it would be reclaiming 90MHz worth of wireless spectrum from the mobile satellite service (MSS) bands and reallocating that service to wireless broadband use. Over the last few years, there has been lots of talk about freeing up wireless spectrum to accelerate the growth and availability of mobile broadband coverage around the country.
Eurotech has announced its latest product called the ZyWan G9 cellular router. The router is designed to offer 3G, CDMA, and GSM/GPRS cellular network connectivity and allows connectivity to Ethernet and 802.11 wireless networks in fixed applications.
CradlePoint and Sprint have officially announced that the MBR1200 Router and CBA750 3G/4G mobile broadband adapter have been certified to work on Sprint's 3G and 4G network. (They're definitely on a roll now.) Primarily focused on the fact that wired connections don't always stay connected, both connectivity devices are designed to make sure that if, for any reason, those wired connections fail, that businesses are still able to get work done.
There are tons of pre-paid wireless plans available across the country now and many of them offer pre-paid mobile broadband. In fact, some of the major wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T have pre-paid mobile broadband plans.
Today is definitely Wednesday. But in Bend, Oregon, that doesn't have to mean a bad thing. In fact, we'd be willing to wager that it's a pretty good day for customer's of BendBroadband. Why? Because the company has officially launched its next-generation wireless broadband service, touting HSPA+. And while it may not be able to reach the full capacity of the technology as we know it, there is absolutely no reason why BendBroadband customers should not be excited about this launch.