SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – 09/02/10) – Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTC.BB: FKWL – News) today announced the availability of its new U600 3G/4G USB mobile broadband modem through Sprint. This versatile device is the most lightweight 3G/4G USB modem available from Sprint and is an ideal wireless broadband modem solution for today’s on-the-go consumers. Franklin Wireless’ new U600 modem represents the company’s third generation 3G/4G device, and in addition to its much smaller size, includes many enhanced features including a 270-degree rotating hinge, four external antenna ports (two for 4G and two for 3G), FUMO (firmware update management object) and GPS Location Based Services while on 3G and 4G antenna TX diversity which optimizes uploads while on WiMAX.
Customers can get the U600 3G/4G USB modem from Sprint free of charge (excluding taxes) after a $50 mail-in-rebate, a $49.99 instant savings and with a two-year service agreement on a new line activation or eligible upgrade.
The U600 3G/4G USB modem supports Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP and Mac OS® 10.5, 10.6 with Intel. In addition, it has separate LED displays that make it easy for users to know whether they are connected to Sprint’s 3G or 4G network.
“We are delighted to announce our continued partnership with Sprint and look forward to providing its customers with our newest 3G/4G USB mobile broadband modem, the U600,” said OC Kim, president of Franklin Wireless. “The U600 builds upon the great successes Franklin Wireless has enjoyed with earlier 3G/4G USB modems and we are very pleased to be able to continue to support Sprint as it builds its mobile broadband user base through the rapid deployment of its 4G network.”
About Franklin Wireless
Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTC.BB:FKWL – News) is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of high speed wireless data products including third generation (“3G”) and fourth generation (“4G”) modems, routers and modules. Our current products are focused on widely deployed cellular technologies including CDMA EVDO Rev A, HSPA, WiMAX and LTE. We were the world’s first supplier of both CDMA EVDO Rev A and dual-mode (CDMA EVDO Rev A/WiMAX) Universal Serial Bus (USB) modems. Franklin’s other products include Wi-Fi “hotspot” routers (which operate over WiMAX or CDMA networks) and wireless modules that are generally sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Our company’s primary customers are wireless carriers who seek innovative, reliable and cost effective technology solutions for their subscribers. Our customer base extends from the United States to South America and the Caribbean.
Franklin Wireless is headquartered in San Diego, California. For additional information, please visit www.franklinwireless.com
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