Sony Ericsson touts first ‘mobile broadband’ solution

Scandinavian mobile phone vendor Sony Ericsson has announced details of the first in its forthcoming line of ‘mobile broadband' products.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  December 6, 2007

Scandinavian mobile phone vendor Sony Ericsson has announced details of the first in its forthcoming line of ‘mobile broadband' products.

Its MD300 product is described as a mobile broadband USB modem that allows laptop users to connect easily to locally available HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS networks. USB2.0 compatible and roughly the size of a standard USB flash disk, the MD300 comes pre-installed with instant start-up software.

"The MD300 combines high data download speeds with simple installation and configuration, making it the ideal choice for busy professionals who demand no-compromise connectivity," commented the firm's marketing director for mobile computing, Johan Tysklind.

The MD300 plugs into any notebook or PC USB port. With Microsoft Windows-compatible software and drivers built in, the card installs and configures itself, enabling a user to get connected to the internet in "a matter of seconds", according to Sony Ericsson.

The user then interacts with the MD300 via the supplied Wireless Manager interface. This interface will also enable access to Sony Ericsson's PlayNow mobile entertainment service.

The MD300 is expected to arrive on this market - available in luxury black and metallic silver versions - during the first quarter of 2008.

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