United Kingdom mobile provider O2 announced today the launch of the Sierra Wireless Compass 885 USB Modem to be released on their 3G network. This particular USB modem has not been launched anywhere else in the world.
The new modem will offer Tru-Install technology which automatically installs your modem’s software as you plug it into your computer, and can be used on both Macs and PCs. It will offer tri-band HSPA support for global use, topping out at 7.2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload speeds.
A unique part of the modem will be the micro SD expansion slot to expand its functionality. Does this mean the modem will double as a flash memory stick? It would make sense to combine different types of USB devices into one. Perhaps in the future they will also include a bluetooth dongle for local wireless file transfer.
The modem also features a connector for external antennas that can strengthen or extend the business user’s wireless coverage.
This modem can be purchased through business channels and online at www.o2.co.uk; no price was announced.
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