ATT is introducing two devices that will not only operate on ATT's HSPA mobile broadband network today, but also the company's upgraded network LTE in the future. The ATT USBConnect Shockwave and Adrenaline. The Adrenaline will be the company's first LTE-upgradeable device and the Shockwave the first HSPA+-capable device. Here is more info:
The AT&T USBConnect Adrenaline from LG will be AT&T's first LTE-upgradeable device. While it can take advantage of the nation's fastest mobile broadband network today, a simple software upgrade via AT&T Communication Manager or AT&T Global Network Client will be all that is required to enable it to work on the LTE network when available. Featuring a sleek casing and smooth finish, Adrenaline is equipped with an internal antenna, plug and play functionality and multiple OS support that will keep users connected and on-the-go. Adrenaline also features built-in GPS for enterprise applications, a multi-color LED status indicator and a MicroSD memory card slot supporting cards up to 32 GB of storage. Like all of AT&T's LaptopConnect devices, the device can be used to access Wi-Fi hotspots, including access to AT&T's more than 23,000 hotspots, a benefit of a corresponding DataConnect and/or DataConnect Pass plan.
Built ready to run on AT&T's planned HSPA+ network upgrade, the AT&T USBConnect Shockwave from Sierra Wireless is the first LaptopConnect device from AT&T to do so. AT&T expects to upgrade to this next evolution of 3G network technology by the end of 2010 which
In addition to allowing cutting edge speeds, the Shockwave will get users off to a quick start, installing in about 60 seconds, and the Shockwave will be available at a cutting-edge price ? free with a two-year contract, data plan and mail-in-rebate.
AT&T USBConnect 900 from Huawei For customers who want the flexibility of a LaptopConnect device without a contract, the AT&T USBConnect 900 from Huawei is compatible with the AT&T DataConnect Pass pre-paid service ? the pay-as-you-need it data service that does not require a long-term contract.
Pricing and Availability
* AT&T USBConnect Shockwave ? Free after a two-year service agreement, minimum data plan and mail-in-rebate * AT&T USBConnect Adrenaline ? $49.99 after a two-year service agreement, minimum data plan and mail-in-rebate * AT&T USBConnect 900 ? $79.99 without a contract. Users select one of AT&T's DataConnect Pass options to access mobile broadband data.