This is the ultimate modem as it supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE, HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTS and CDMA 1xEVDO RevA. But what makes this modem really smart is that it is the first product to support Quad-band HSPA across the 850/900/1900/2100 MHz bands.
Now, if this product was available in New Zealand and had all the necessary approvals it could be used on the Vodafone 3G 900/2100MHz HSDPA network, the Telecom EVDO RevA network or the new Telecom 850MHz HSPA network.
Gobi 2000 is dubbed the 'WiFi killer' because of its true global potential but I can not help thinking that global roaming is not a technology problem. It is a pricing problem. Who really wants to pay $10-30 per Meg?
Gobi products have already been adopted by Sony, HP and Dell for embedding in notebook computers. Whether or not we see it down this way will depend entirely on the price premium for the modem and if the price is jutified by demand and usefulness.
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