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Sony Ericsson announce new HSPA ExpressCards

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February 11, 2008

The Sony Ericsson EC400

The Sony Ericsson EC400

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February 12, 2008 Sony Ericsson has launched their first HSPA 7.2/2.0 devices with the ExpressCard/34 form factor, the EC400 and EC400g. Both mobile broadband ExpressCards fit a laptop’s ExpressCard slot to give instant wireless Internet access. The EC400 and EC400g incorporate HSPA technology, allowing upload data at rates of up to 2.0 Mb/s and download speeds of up to 7.2 Mb/s. Additionally, the EC400g is equipped with an inbuilt GPS receiver, which automatically shows the user’s current location on Google Maps or similar service or can feed into any other location-based service.

Sony Ericsson has tried to make getting online with the EC400 and EC400g as painless as possible with auto-install and auto-configuration features. Containing inbuilt software, once inserted into a laptop the ExpressCards automatically identify the network provider and apply the appropriate network parameters. In addition to their integrated antenna, the EC400 and EC400g sport a second antenna, which can be flipped-up to further increase the radio signal reception, thereby improving performance.

The EC400 and EC400g are HSPA/UMTS, Tri-band 850/1900/2100 MHz, EDGE/GPRS, Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz ExpressCards and will be available worldwide by mid 2008. There is no word on price as of yet.

For further info visit Sony Ericsson.

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