With mobile data plan rates going down fast and mobile operators upgrading their networks to high speed HSDPA even faster, soon it will become feasible to drop your fixed Internet provider for a good mobile data plan.
Actually, if you don’t do a lot of P2P and movie downloads, it’s already a good option in many places.
But to do that you’ll need a HSDPA modem and few laptops today come equipped with one. That’s why you may need to buy a stand alone HSDPA modem soon, that’s why mobile vendors are giving increased attention to it, and that’s why they are getting more creative about them.
One of the more interesting implementations to date, was Toshiba Portege G450 HSDPA modem/GSM phone hybrid to be used as an emergency handset.
Today we get another interesting combination with the upcoming Samsung Z800 HSDPA modem/USB dongle.
In addition to the interesting USB dongle form factor, great 7.2 Mbps HSDPA data capabilities, Samsung Z800 comes with a slot for microSD memory card, where you can store up to 4GB of data.
Looks like a great idea to combine HSDPA modem and USB drive into a one neat gadget. My only question is this:
“Why on earth did you need to go this clumsy external microSD memory card route? Wouldn’t four gigs of built in flash memory have been enough and less a hassle?”
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