Franklin Wireless Introduces New EV-DO Rev A USB Mobile Broadband Modem - CDU-680 Is the First EV-DO Modem That Incorporates an Onboard Flash Memory, GPS and a Swiveling USB Connector
SAN DIEGO, CA--Mar 27, 2007 -- Franklin Wireless Corp. (Other OTC:FKLT.PK -
News), a developer and marketer of wireless broadband communication devices and
applications, announced the launch of its world's smallest CDU-680 EV-DO
Revision A USB mobile broadband for the North and South American markets.
The announcement coincides with the CTIA show in Orlando, Florida on
March 27, 2007 where Franklin and its partner and share holder, Creative Mobile
Technology (C-motech) Co., Ltd. are showcasing their wide variety of EV-DO and
HSDPA USB and Fixed Wireless modems for North American and South American
Franklin led the mobile broadband industry by launching its
CDU-550 in July of 2006, the modem was the first USB EV-DO modem in the world.
This year, Franklin again leads the world in introducing the first EV-DO Rev A
USB modem to incorporate Flash Memory, a GPS receiver and a unique swiveling USB
connector. With the advent of the onboard Flash Memory, the modem application
software and driver software for different computing platforms, i.e. Mac, Linux
and Windows Mobile are readily available for installation from the Flash Memory,
making the CDU-680 a platform and OS independent mobile broadband modem.
Another unique feature of the CDU-680 product is the Swiveling USB
connector, this innovative USB connector feature allows the modem to be raised
vertically for better radio frequency performance or folded away when not in
use. The modem is backward compatible with widely available CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
networks and supports data-only EVDO Rev A mobile broadband services with a peak
downlink speed of 3.1 Mbps.
The CDU-680 offers laptop and desktop users
the flexibility to connect to CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev A high-speed mobile broadband
services, enabling them to send and receive email with large file attachments,
play real-time interactive games, receive and send high-resolution pictures and
video, and wirelessly connect to the internet anytime, anywhere.
CDU-680 will be available through North and South American carriers with CDMA
1xEVDO Rev A network in second quarter of 2007.
"With the introduction
of the CDU-680, Franklin once again has demonstrated the innovativeness and the
uniqueness in its mobile broadband modem products. We continue to bring to our
customers and end users exceptional values with our leading edge products," said
O.C. Kim, President of Franklin Wireless.
Franklin Wireless products are
marketed through Original Equipment Manufacturers ("OEMs") and distributors, as
well as directly to operators and end users.
About Franklin Wireless
Based in San Diego, California, Franklin Wireless Corporation (Other
OTC:FKLT.PK - News), a leading developer and marketer of wireless broadband
communication devices and applications, designs, develops, manufactures, and
markets wireless products for the global subscribers. At present, the company
markets its products to North America, Central America, South America and the
Caribbean carriers and major distributors. For more information, visit
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