updated 12:40 pm EDT, Fri June 11, 2010
Huawei E585 pocket 3G router shows data use
Britain's 3 today added a portable 3G router with its own rare display features. Huawei's E585 has its own monochrome OLED display that shows both the battery life and connection as well as the amount of data used. A new web-based setup page comes along with the router and can be configured from Linux PCs and Macs, not just Windows systems.
The E585 can continue charging even as it shares its 3G connection over Wi-Fi with up to five other devices. It doubles as storage with a microSDHC slot, but it's unknown if this will act as network-attached storage like the slot on firmware-upgraded Novatel MiFi routers. 3 UK should sell Huawei's router in July for ú50 ($74) on a pay-as-you-go basis.