Huawei’s new HSPA wireless card doubles up as DVB-T Mobile TV tuner
Since most laptops will only let you plug in one wireless card at a time, wouldn’t it be great if you had something that also works as something else, like say a mobile TV tuner? Huawei seems to think so, and serves up its newest wireless card, an HSPA E510.
This critter packs a tuner and a receiver, and it’s Huawei’s first wireless card to support the mobile DVB-T standard for mobile TV reception on laptops in several Asian and European countries.
The Huawei E510 supports GSM GPRS/EDGE HSPA/UMTS networks, and can go up to 7.2Mbps on the data transfers, so you should be up to step with this in no time. It’s also compatible with Windows XP/ Vista Plug & Play, further adding to the convenience it brings to users.
There’s no doubt that the combination of DiBcom’s new high-performance chip with Huawei’s new HSPA card has resulted in something that has every right to be a best-seller in the category to which it belongs to, but so far there’s no word yet on availability or pricing. When it comes out, though, there will surely be a market for it. I mean, come on, it’s free TV and a wireless card. What more could you ask for?