SAN DIEGO, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — August 17, 2006 — Franklin Wireless Corp. (PINKSHEETS: FKLT), a developer and marketer of wireless broadband communication devices and applications, announced today that its CDU-550 Mobile Broadband USB modem is supported on Intel based Macintosh systems running the latest update of Mac OS X v.10.4.7 operating system. With the latest update to OS X, Intel based Mac users can now plug in their CDU-550 USB modem and access Sprint Mobile Broadband Data Services operating on the Sprint Power Vision Network without complicated hardware driver setup and configuration procedures.
Franklin’s CDU-550 is the country’s very first mobile broadband USB modem based on CDMA2000 1x EV-DO technology and will be available immediately through Franklin and its authorized distributors, and to business customers through Sprint indirect sales channels later this month. This revolutionary product enables Mac laptop and desktop users to connect to the internet anytime, anywhere with true wireless mobility not limited by the confines of hot-spot. Franklin’s CDU-550 allows users to access email and browse the internet at speeds comparable to cable and DSL connections.
“Franklin is pleased to be able to provide Mac users a long awaited mobile broadband USB modem solution that works seamlessly with their computers,” said Mr. OC Kim, President of Franklin Wireless.
About Franklin Wireless
Based in San Diego, California, Franklin Wireless Corporation (PINKSHEETS: FKLT), a developer and marketer of wireless broadband communications devices and applications, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets wireless products for the global wireless subscribers. The company’s product lines incorporate both WCDMA and 3G CDMA technologies. At present, the company markets its products to North America, Central America, South American and the Caribbean carriers and major distributors. For more information, visit www.franklin-wireless.com.
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