Sony Ericsson debuts HSPA ExpressCard with GPS

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 12 2008 @ 02:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sony Ericsson unveiled its first HSPA 7.2/2.0 devices with the ExpressCard/34 form factor EC400 and EC400g cards. Both mobile broadband ExpressCards help busy professionals on the go to save time by enabling instant Internet access, regardless of their location. Sliding easily into a laptop’s ExpressCard slot, the EC400 and EC400g allow up to 7.2 Mb/s in download and 2.0 Mb/s in upload speeds. Additionally, the EC400g is equipped with an inbuilt GPS receiver, which automatically shows the user’s current location on Google Maps or a similar service or can feed into any other location-based service.
Perfectly compact
Compact, sleek and durable, the EC400 and EC400g offer everything you’d expect from Sony Ericsson. They plug conveniently into your laptop’s ExpressCard slots meaning Web access is just a click away at any time. In addition 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.

Saves you time so you can get more done
The EC400 and EC400g are fast enough to keep pace with your needs. They incorporate HSPA technology, allowing you to upload data at rates of up to 2.0 Mb/s. With download speeds of up to 7.2 Mb/s – you’re as well connected as you would be at home or in your office.

Effortlessly efficient
The EC400 or EC400g’s auto-install and auto-configuration features mean that getting online is effortless and immediate. Containing inbuilt software, the ExpressCards automatically identify your network provider and apply the appropriate network parameters, once inserted into your laptop.

Find your way around
The EC400g packs a unique built-in GPS receiver so you can accurately and easily spot where you are. A groundbreaking feature from Sony Ericsson connects you instantly to Google Maps, or a similar service, to work out what is around you and where to go, wherever you are.

The Sony Ericsson EC400 and EC400g – At a Glance

Product Name

  • EC400 Mobile Broadband ExpressCard
  • EC400g Mobile Broadband GPS ExpressCard

Form

  • ExpressCard/34

Size

  • 108 x 34 x 12 mm

HSPA

  • Up to 7.2 Mb/s downlink
  • Up to 2.0 Mb/s uplink

Antenna

  • Integrated antenna design with
  • 2nd  Diversity movable antenna

HSPA/UMTS

  • Triple band 850/1900/2100 MHz

EDGE/GPRS

  • Quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Operating Systems

  • MS Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, MAC-OS X supported

Features/Enablers

  • Sony Ericsson Wireless Manager
  • Auto-installation and auto-configuration
  • Multi color LED illumination indicating communication status
  • 25 supported languages
  • Sony Ericsson update services
  • Integrated GPS receiver (EC400g)
  • PlayNow™ icon for instant access to music or games


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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