LAS VEGAS, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — CTIA Wireless 2010 — Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board:FKWL.ob – News) (http://www.franklinwireless.com/), the market leader in dual-mode WiMAX/CDMA modems for 3G and 4G wireless broadband data communications, today announced the worldwide launch of its U210 USB modem, a single-mode device using EVDO (Evolution Data-Optimized) Rev. A technology. The U210 was previously launched to a limited number of carriers, but is now available to all of Franklin’s customers across the globe.
With its slim (9mm), sleek design, the U210 provides a flexible way for mobile users to connect to wireless broadband networks. Franklin’s U210 USB modem supports SMS, contains a built-in GPS receiver and operates with Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems. Additionally, the microSD memory slot enables simultaneous use of the U210 as an external flash drive.
“Building on the initial success of our U210 among subscribers of Franklin’s limited carrier partners, we’re pleased to expand this product’s reach and bring a more versatile connection device to mobile users around the world,” said David Lee, chief operating officer of Franklin Wireless. “Not only is the U210 loaded with innovative features, it also offers the sought-after compact design that mobile users embrace.”
The U210 is a tri-band device (800MHz/1900MHz/AWS) and its embedded software eliminates the need for an installation CD. Where CDMA EVDO 1x/Rev. 0/ Rev. A and AWS networks are available, the U210 can deliver superior data rates, giving users the power to send and receive email with large file attachments, play interactive games, and download high-resolution pictures, video and music files.
The U210 is available through Franklin Wireless and many of its carrier partners. Additional information about the U210 and the company’s other products is available at the Franklin Wireless Booth (#235, Central Hall, M2M Zone) during CTIA Wireless 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 23-25.
About Franklin Wireless
Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTC:FKWL.OB.ob – News) designs and sells broadband high speed wireless data communication products such as third generation (“3G”) and fourth generation (“4G”) wireless modems and modules. The Company focuses primarily on wireless broadband Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) modems, which provide a convenient way for wireless subscribers to connect to broadband networks with any laptop or desktop PC. The company’s products are positioned at the convergence of wireless communications, mobile computing and the Internet. Recently, Franklin Wireless opened its first regional office in Asia and also expanded its R&D and product design capabilities through a strategic investment in South Korea based Diffon Corporation.
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in San Diego, CA, the company is committed to serving the global wireless community by catering to the dynamic needs of its customers. For additional information, please visit http://www.franklinwireless.com/.
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