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Sprint preps Mac-friendly 3G/WiMAX modem [U]

updated 06:10 pm EST, Fri December 18, 2009

Sprint U301 gives Snow Leopard 4G access

(Updated with pricing) Sprint in a quiet move today added a new hybrid 3G/4G modem for its WiMAX network. The U301 is a direct if minor update to the U300 and comes in a smaller black shell. Its most notable addition is Mac OS X support, which gives both Leopard and Snow Leopard users access to the high-speed mobile Internet service.

Like its predecessor, the new USB modem has a swiveling port to fit into tight spots and can connect at a typical 3-6Mbps in Sprint's WiMAX coverage areas or 600Kbps to 1.4Mbps on EVDO Revision A-based 3G networks. Built-in GPS gives an attached computer geolocation features.

Sprint tells Electronista the device is currently available for business users (either company or individually liable) and costs $50. Home customers don't yet have the option.

Alongside the U301, Sprint in a more public fashion began carrying its version of the BlackBerry Curve 8530. It has the 3G, GPS and Wi-Fi of the reference model but adds a Pandora radio app along with hooks into Sprint's media services. The smartphone sells for $50 on contract after a rebate.



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