Monday, June 30, 2014

Huawei E5730 – 42Mbps MiFi Router with LAN Connector

If you had read our blogs about introducing the Huawei E5730, you may get to know some features of Huawei E5730. The new Huawei E5730 MiFi router is not an ordinary mobile hotspot: the device has a LAN port and a 5200 mAh battery besides mobile hotspots. On one hand, the E5730s hotspot can thus be used for devices that do not have Wi-Fi feature, on the other hand users have also a mobile battery ("Power Bank") the same time. Then users can charge the smartphones, tablets when the power is around off.  However, the small pocket router Huawei E5730 is not perfect, because it can’t support the LTE frequency bands.



DC-HSPA+ up to 42 Mbit/s


Inside the Huawei E5730, a Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon modem is inserted, which allows speeds of up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the downlink and 5.76 Mbit/s in the uplink. However, these are gross data rates, the real values can’t reach this speeds. Under a little congested UMTS cell, the top speed may achieve about 30Mbit/s. Another important feature of Huawei E5730 is that a maximum of 10 wireless devices to the router can be connected simultaneously. Since UMTS is supported only on the frequency bands around 900 and 2100 megahertz, you’d better to use the Huawei E5730 in Europe, even though it can use in other areas, but usually limited in America. What’s more, the slow quad-band GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) is supported. Unfortunately, unlike the predecessors Huawei E587 and E5756, there is no connector for an external antenna in Huawei E5730, so the transmission power cannot be improved if the signal is weak.


A special feature of the Huawei E5730 provides a LAN and a USB port.


Easy charging other devices


Another special feature is the full-size USB port on the side of the Huawei E5730 next to the LAN port. This allows easy charging of other devices such as smart phones via the integrated 5200 mAh battery in the E5730.The output is 5V/2A, so that almost all mobile companions should be easily charged. Of course you can use hotspot runtime for much longer time based on the strong battery in Huawei E5730, because with a fully charged, Huawei E5730s can provides an operating time of at least 16 hours according to the manufacturer!  


The operation of Huawei E5730 is via a web interface in the browser, which is connected to the router. Alternatively, an administration via Huawei Mobile WiFi app is also possible; this program is available for all devices with Apple iOS or Google Android operating system. The Huawei E5730 is now available in the color white and gold commercially without SIM lock on . If you feel interested in this new mobile pocket router, welcome to check more details of it.  

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Vodafone K5150 4G Cat4 USB Stick

Since Vodafone had introduced the LTE-A technology, there must be wireless terminals to support the new technology. The new Vodafone K5150 Cat4 Surfstick is one of the LTE terminals. Vodafone K5150 can fully exploit its strengths in the new Vodafone category 4 networks. The Vodafone Surf Stick is a 4G LTE Cat4 150 Mbit/s USB key with the latest technology. The official name is Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB Stick K5150 or K5150H (H stands for Huawei).




Following the classic design, Vodafone K5150 USB Stick is in red and white color. The body of K5150 is looks like a bottle which is full of good wine. The K5150 is with hilink system, no installation is needed after it’s pluged to PC. Vodafone K5150 would automatically connect to wireless network through the SIM card. Vodafone K5150 is the ideal stick for people who travel a lot around the world.



Specifications of Vodafone K5150 / K5150H:  

* Manufacturer: Huawei

* Category 4 LTE modem with HiSilicon Balong 710 / chip Hi6920

* 4G Network: Supported LTE FDD frequencies 800/1800/2100/2600 MHz

* Maximum download up to 150 Mbit/s

* Maximum upload up to 50 Mbit/s

* 3G network: UMTS 900/2100MHz, Backwards compatible to 3G and 2G

* Maximum Download with DC-HSPA+ 42 Mbit/s

* Maximum upload with DC-HSPA+ 5.76 Mbit/s

* Supported GSM bands 850/900 /1800/ 1900 MHz

* Integrated LTE antenna, 2x TS-9 sockets for connection of LTE external antennas(Buy Vodafone K5150 Antenna)

* MicroSD memory card slot for cards up to 32 GB

* USB 2.0 High Speed connection

* Dimensions: 92mm x 32mm x 14mm

* Supported operating systems: - Microsoft ® Windows 8, Windows 7 ( SP1 ), Windows Vista ™ (SP2 ), Windows XP ( SP3) - Apple Mac Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel), 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8 - Linux Ubuntu 11.10/10.10/10.04 - openSUSE 11.4 / 11.3, Fedora 16/14 , Debian 6.0/5.0 , Mandriva 2010.2 , Red Flag 7.0.



How to use the Vodafone K5150 / K5150H 4G LTE Stick:  

1. First, pull the cover of the surf sticks and insert the SIM card

2. Important: If you have an older version of the Vodafone Mobile Broadband software onto your computer, then this software must be uninstalled. Then the computer must be rebooted.

3. The Vodafone Surf Stick plugs into the USB port of the computer. The VMB software will now install automatically. The VMB software starts automatically after installation. If a PIN is required, a window appears where you can enter it.

4. The LED of the Surfstick change from flashing to steady lighting. The Internet connection has been made.  

Lighting of the LED indicates the status of the wireless connection:

* LED flashes green: A GPRS network has been found, an Internet connection can be established

* LED is green: The Surf Stick is connected via GPRS to the Internet.

* LED flashes blue: A 3G network is found; an Internet connection can be established

* Lights up in blue: The Surf Stick is connected to the 3G network.

* LED lights light blue: The surf stick is connected to the Internet via 3G Broadband.

* LED is purple: A 4G LTE network has been found. The Vodafone dashboard software reports when connected to the 4G LTE network is present.  




With the Vodafone K5150 USB Stick you surf Vodafone 4G Cat4 network in the multiple cities with up to 150 Mbit/s Germany. Here now we can offer Unlocked Vodafone K5150, which would work with in almost all the European and Asia countries. Vodafone K5150 LTE stick is also backwards compatible with 3G network and 2G network.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

O2 Surfstick LTE 4G – ZTE MF821D

With the O2 Surf Stick 4G LTE you can surf with any standard notebook rapidly in LTE Network. The O2 Surfstick 4G LTE is a new 4G USB Stick from ZTE and model number is ZTE MF821D. The body is bigger than the O2 MF823. The O2 Surf Stick 4G LTE is characterized by the following properties: * Simple Surf Stick installation * plug and play * Supports all German LTE standards and is backward compatible with 3G ( UMTS) and 2G ( GSM) standards. * SIM card unlocked for all the network provides in Europe   And below the features are also important for users: * Installation software is integrated into the surf stick * With MicroSD memory card up to 32 GB is the o2 Surf Stick 4G LTE is Surfstick * ZTE MF821D can also be used as a USB data stick * Mobile access for the notebook to e-mail and Internet * Usable by rotating USB connector * SMS support and Phone book function   Requirements for operating an o2 Surf Stick 4G LTE : * LTE network Available * LTE tariff     O2 Surf Stick 4G LTE Specifications:   * LTE category 3 USB Dongle * Manufacturer: ZTE * Manufacturer description: ZTE Surfstick LTE 4G MF821D * Processor: Qualcomm MDM9200 * Surfing LTE with download up to 100Mbit/s * Surfing DC-HSPA+ with download up to 42.2 Mbit/s * Supports the following networks: - GSM: 900/1800 MHz - GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz - UMTS/HSUPA/HSDPA: 900/2100MHz - LTE : 800/1800/2600 MHz * Modern and compact design with rotating in 2 axis USB connector * Auto Install Connection Manager (plug & play) * HSUPA, HSDPA and UMTS for use in all 2100 MHz networks * Quad-band EDGE and GPRS for use in all 850/900/1800/1900 MHz networks * HSUPA connections with download up to 7.2 Mbit/s and upload up to 5.76 Mbit/s * HSDPA connections with download up to 3.6 Mbit/s and upload up to 384 kbit/s * EDGE connections up to 247 kbit/s downstream and up to 120 kbit/s in the uplink. * SMS Support * SIM card Size: Mini-SIM (Normal) * VPN Layer 3 protocol (including GRE & IPSEC) * Phonebook * External antenna: Yes, 2 connectors (TS-9) * Operating temp. -10 To +45 ° C * Storage temp. -40 To +80 ° C * Max. Power consumption: 3.5W   We found there are two 4g external antenna connectors in the O2 Surfstick 4G LTE, the connectors are TS-9 and you can buy the antenna from , below is the image of the antenna for reference.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Huawei E3272 – New LTE Category 4 USB Stick

USB surfsticks are increasingly displaced by mobile hotspots with battery, but Huawei brings an LTE stick E3272 again recently on the market. The Huawei E3272 is held in the "stick form factor", the USB port is so rigid and not like the previous model Huawei E3276 swiveling ("rotator form factor"). The maximum speed is 150 Mbit/s downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink, which corresponds to LTE category 4 like previous LTE surf sticks Huawei E3272. With dimensions of 93.3 mm x 30 mm x 13.3 mm and weighing 35 grams, Huawei E3272 is much easier to take in pocket or bag.



Somebody say Huawei E3272 is on the HiLink function, which allows the operation of the surfsticks with no software. When you first plugged into the PC, only some drivers are installed, we found the mobile partner is still available in this stick. In most cased, no more setup is needed before connection, Huawei promises a connection in just a few seconds after plugging in the modem.



Good technical equipment


Like most other data devices in use, Huawei E3272 is also with a HiSilicon modem chipset. This allows not only LTE Category 4, UMTS with DC-HSPA+ (up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the downlink), but also GSM & EDGE data transmission. The supported frequency bands are common deployed worldwide, so we are glad to note that Huawei E3272 can use worldwide:


  • LTE: 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
  • UMTS: 900/2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz



The USB port is protected by a cap, unfortunately this is not secured with a ribbon on the stick as you would know from the Vodafone K5150 LTE Stick. Two connectors for external antennas (2 × 2 MIMO) are located on the sides of E3272 body, as well as a slot for MicroSD memory cards is available, so you can use the Huawei E3272 LTE stick as a storage media. The system requirements are relatively low, so you can E3272 with Windows system from XP (Service Pack 3), Windows Vista (Service Pack 1), to Windows 7 or Windows 8, alternatively you can of course also use with MAC OS, here must be at least OS X to be installed in version 10.6 or higher.





The Huawei E3272 LTE stick is available in stores now, without a contract. With a slim body and good functions, we recommend Huawei E3272 if you want to enjoy the LTE Download link speed to 150Mbps.  

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Huawei E5330 – New Cheap 3G Mobile WiFi Hotspot

As a new mobile WiFi hotspot ('MiFi router ") on the market, Huawei E5330 is available since a few weeks ago. With a retail price of around 90USD, the E5330 is one of the best devices in this type. As the successor to Huawei E5220, Huawei E5330 can offer better performance. The Huawei E5330 is available in black and white colors and offers up to 10 wireless devices easy access to the mobile Internet. The maximum speed is 21.6 Mbit/s. During use on the HSPA+/UMTS network, the real speed would be possibly achieved up to 16 Mbit/s. In the following, we present you more detail about the new budget pocket WiFi Huawei E5330.


Small dimensions and replaceable battery


Comparing with the predecessor, the Huawei E5330 is quite small with size of 92.8 x 60 x 14.4 millimeters, making it one of the most compact UMTS mobile hotspots. On the front, you will find 5 LEDs that light up in green and display the operating status of wireless, network strength and battery. It also indicates whether a new message has arrived and of course whether the Huawei E5330 is enabled. If you would expect a display like more expensive hotspots such as the Huawei E5372, it’s a picty that E5330 don’t have this feature. This also makes E5330 in low production cost and good sale price.



With the 1500 mAh large battery, Huawei E5330 hotspot is intended to create an operating time of about 6 hours. The standby time is 300 hours. The battery is easily replaceable for the user, so you also can take more battery when no charger is available on longer trips.


The back of the Huawei E5330 can be changed and removed the battery.


HSPA+ with up to 21.6 Mbit/s


Here now you can see the good price on , it’s SIM unlocked without any contract. The Huawei E5330 is very convenient; however, it does not support the latest mobile technologies, such as LTE, DC-HSPA+. Thus, a maximum of 21.6 Mbit/s could be reached via HSPA+, while some customer required the double speed of 42mbps, even more 100mbps on LTE networks. 


The connection to the E5330 terminals via Wi-Fi, the integrated radio module in the Huawei E5330 transmits in the 2.4 GHz band (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n) and achieved gross data rates of up to 72 Mbit/s. Since only the frequency bands around 900 and 2100 MHz are supported in UMTS mode, the Huawei E5330 is suitable for use mainly in Europe and Asia. If you need the comfort features such as a connector for an external antenna for improved reception, or a MicroSD slot to share files, you have to forget the Huawei E5330. Huawei E5330 has no antenna connector and SD slot. The establishment and operation, either directly on the browser via the web interface or via the Huawei Mobile WiFi app, which is available for Android and iOS. 


The Huawei E5330 is available now without a contract and without lock in the trade, next to the router there is a USB charger, a USB cable and a Quick Start Guide included.  

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Vodafone B4000 LTE Advanced Router Specifications

Vodafone has introduced its first LTE Advanced Router to the public router at Cebit in Hanover. It is the Vodafone B4000 router. Vodafone stays true to the name. The Vodafone B4000 comes from factory model Huawei E5186 LTE cat6 Router. There were already the Vodafone router B1000, B2000, B3000 and now the latest router model the B4000 comes out.  


The new Vodafone router is the first CAT6 LTE Advanced router with a maximum possible download speed of up to 300 Mbit/s. Category 6 LTE is the same as LTE -Advanced. The Vodafone B4000 router is of course again manufactured by Huawei and is identical with the Huawei E5186s-22.  


Vodafone B4000 Specifications:  

* The B4000 is similar to the Huawei E5186s-22

* The LTE modem is Category 6 of HiSilicon  


4G: LTE bands 1/3/7/8/20/38

* LTE800 / LTE900 / LTE1800 / LTE2100 / LTE2600 with FDD LTE as well as LTE 2600 MHz for TD-LTE

* LTE FDD A speed: 300 Mbit/s download

* LTE FDD A speed: 50 Mbit/s upload

* LTE TDD A speed: 20 Mbit/s upload   3G: UMTS bands: 900 and 2100 MHz

* DC -HSPA+ Speed: 42 Mbit/s download upload speed 5.7 Mbit/s

* HSPA+ Speed: 21 Mbit/s download upload speed 5.7 Mbit/s

* In the upload also 11 MB / s are possible with HSUPA soon  

2G: GSM, EDGE bands 850 /900/ 1800/1900 MHz  



* Up to 64 wireless devices simultaneously connectable

* Fast WLAN 802.11b/g/n and Wi-Fi 802.11ac with 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz   Router security

* Built-in firewall, ICMP support, DNS relay support, NAT, encryption, watchdog, ARP support   Antennas

* 2 × 2 MIMO internal antennas LTE   Network

* 4 x 1000 Megabit Ethernet (RJ 45)

* 2 X Analog telephone ports (RJ11) for analog phones, but they are available only via VoIP

* 1 X USB port for printer and mass storage  




* DLNA, IPv6, Print, VPN, fax

* The router color is white

* Dimensions: 194 x 177 x 64 mm

* Weight: 450g  


Software Windows 7, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 8 , Mac OS  



* 2 x SMA connectors for external antennas LTE

* 2 x USB port

* 1 x SIM slot for standard 2FF SIM

* 2 x RJ11 analog phone lines

* 4 x RJ45 network port  




If you want a fast LTE access, the Vodafone B4000 should be necessary to buy. However, one has to be patient until the summer of 2014, then the B4000 will be available.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HTC One (M8) 4G Smartphone

The HTC one (M8) is the 2014 flagship Smartphone from HTC and available since a few days in the trade. It is a direct competitor of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which also comes in these days on the market. HTC One (M8) continue to focus on camera and sound, but also the housing sets standards and is absolutely unique in the Android area. I was already able to test the device, though I have not only tried the heavily advertised multimedia features, but tested the device on the basic functions such as calling and receiving power back.



High Quality Aluminum Body


The HTC one (M8) is packed in a narrow box, with the Smartphone there is still a power adapter (Output: 5V, 1.5 A), a USB to microUSB cable and an in-ear headset. A special feature is the also supplied rubber sleeve, which makes the Smartphone a very classy look and protects the device against scratches and damage. For most users, the shell should be quite sufficient, so that the usual purchase eliminates a separate bag. Furthermore, there is of course a quick start guide and a warranty Note, also a small needle is included, with which you can detach the slide for the sim card type 4 FF (nano-SIM) from the device.  




If you hold the HTC one (M8) for the first time in hand, you will be surprised directly from the extremely high-quality body. HTC has managed to improve the body materials again significantly compared to its predecessors; the device is now completely out of metal, only the speaker covers and cutouts for the antennas are still made of plastic. The HTC one (M8) is narrower at the sides and is clearly rounded, so the enormous dimensions is still quite good in the hand. One-hand operation is a problem in the Apple iPhone 5s, but in the One (M8) it’s possible under any circumstances. The display with 5 inch (12.7 cm) on the diagonal and is significantly larger than the iPhone, which offers advantages especially in multimedia features. HTC offers the One (M8) in the colors of metallic gray, silver and gold, the silver and gold have a matte case while metal gray offers brushed steel.




On the front you will find no keys on the HTC One (M8). These are shown on the display if they are needed. Above and below the display is one loudspeaker. There is also 5 megapixel LED front camera, which can also record 1080p Full HD videos. User might complain the LED that it flashes a maximum of 5 minutes, if there is a way to set this function it would be useful.




On the right side, HTC has the volume rocker attached, which is also made of metal and has a good pressure point. Above this is the slot for the microSD memory card, 16 GB of internal memory can be extended on request by up to 128 GB. On the left side there are no buttons, only the SIM slot is located. Bottom of the device is the 3.5 mm jack and the microUSB connector. On the back center, we can see the HTC logo with the main camera of a resolution of 4 megapixels (Ultra pixel camera, as HTC calls it). The real peculiarity is to be found on the main camera: a second lens ("duo-camera") measures the distance to the objects and allows you to change the focus in the image again in the supplement. For shooting in the dark, a dual-LED flash is built in, where a yellow LED is next to a white LED, just like Apple iPhone 5S, so the colors look more natural in the photo.



Display, camera and speakers


The display was again increased larger compared to its predecessor HTC One (M7) and now measures 5 inches in diagonal. The high resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD), provides a very sharp display, colors look very natural. The brightness of the display is sufficient to use the device well in the sun can. A special feature is the so-called "Motion Launch gestures". They allow unlocking the HTC One (M8) even when the display is off. It sweeps around from bottom to top, so you end up immediately on the home screen. With a double-tap to get to the lock screen and can see missed calls or messages. Since the power button is placed on top of the device and with one hand is difficult to achieve, the gestures are a really convenient feature after you get the phone in hand.



The buttons are now displayed in the display.


The camera was able to convince only partially in the test. To see the photos in good light and sunshine really excellent, but the low resolution of only 4 megapixels (16:9) hardly allows subsequent "zoom" in the image. When shooting at dusk or in the dark the HTC one (M8) can also satisfying: here are many details in the pictures visible, the photos look quite natural. Something is not good on the macro mode: compared to other smart phones such as theSamsung Galaxy S4 , the feature cannot go particularly close to you, as well as many of the details are presented not as sharp as usual from other cameras. Overall, the camera in the HTC One (M8) is thus indeed not bad; on the contrary, they can meet the high expectations in my opinion. The large-advertised "UFocus" function with the second camera lens is actually quite hidden and selecting "Edit" from the menu only to find. The focus can be reset if you wish, which also works quite well.



The HTC speaker is also very good to offer not only a decent volume, but also a rich sound for a smartphone. But do not just listen to music is a pleasure, even hear phone calls as the hands-free function is very well. Software The HTC One (M8) Android comes in version 4.4.2. As a user interface, HTC Sense 6.0 is pre-installed. With 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, HTC M8 works extremely fast and reliable, in the test we were unable to find any negative points.


Reception & Battery


The modem in the HTC One M8 supports GSM/EDGE (up to 384 kbit/s), UMTS with DC-HSPA+ (up to 42.2 Mbit/s) and LTE (Category 4, up to 150 Mbps/s). It can also works with LTE frequency bands 800/900/1800/2600 megahertz, so all the bands that are used in Europe are supported. In addition, the wireless technologies Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and GPS / GLONASS are available. The reception quality of HTC One M8 from Germany Telekom is very good. In area of WLAN, the HTC one (M8) is impressive: it offers good reception and transmits data often much further away from the base station, than comparable devices.




Overall, one can say that the engineers have done an excellent job on the HTC One (M8) and in the test consistently good reception values were achieved. The data rates were correspondingly good. Regarding the call quality, the smart phone also plays with the very top, at least when the phone call with HD voice is conducted. In the HTC One (M8), 2600 mAh battery is built-in. Since the device supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology, fast charging is possible with a matching power supply. Unfortunately, the included power supply but does not support the technology. The battery life is about one day in heavy use, for normal use it should also be feasible two days. However, if the camera is often used and the integrated step counter function is enabled, then you should recharge the HTC one (M8) every day.




HTC One (M8) is a very good smartphone on the market. The case studied in its same, the details of how the gesture control a lot of fun and the basics such as reception and voice quality are also right for Android segment. Only the camera cannot keep quite what HTC promises. The HTC one (M8) is now available with or without a contract in the site . The retail price is without a contract and buy it now have special gift for the orders.  

Monday, June 16, 2014

Huawei E5776s Mobile WiFi

Huawei E5776s Mobile WiFi is a high-speed packet access mobile hotspot. This multi-mode wireless router for SOHO and business professionals, it can support 10 Wi-Fi devices to connect and stay online anytime and anywhere. Huawei E5776s-601 is one sub-model in the E5776 series. You can connect Huawei E5776s-601 with Wi-Fi or connect computer with Huawei E5776s-601 via a USB interface in the service area of LTE/DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS and EDGE/GPRS/GSM network, you can surf the Internet and send/receive messages and posts cordlessly. Huawei E5776s offer fast, reliable wireless network and easy to operate. Mobile users can experience many new features and services with the E5776s.   Huawei E5776s-601 Key Features and Specifications: - 4G LTE Networks: Cat4 FDD 2600/1800 MHz, TDD 2300 MHz. DS-HSPA+/HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTS - LTE (DL) data transmission service to a 150 Mbit/s (FDD) - LTE (UL) data service up to 50 Mbit/s (FDD) - LTE (DL) data services up to 112 Mbit/s (TDD) - LTE (UL) data transmission service to a 10 Mbit/s (TDD) - DC-HSPA+ (DL) data service up to 43.2 Mbit/s - DC-HSPA+ (UL) data transmission service to 5.76 Mbit/s - HSPA+ (DL) data service up to 21.6 Mbit/s - HSPA+ (UL) data transmission service to 5.76 Mbit/s - HSDPA (DL) data transmission service to 14.4 Mbit/s - HSUPA (UL) data transmission service to 5.76 Mbit/s - UMTS data services up to 384 kbit/s - EDGE data service up to 236.8 kbit/s - GPRS data transmission up to 85,6 kbit/s - PS area data services based on LTE technology and UMTS - SMS available - Exchange of data stored on the MicroSD-card - Wi-Fi 802.11.b/g/n, 2.4G - WPS - Fast loading - bootstrapping (PnP) - IPv6 / IPv4 dual-stack - Displays the current SSID and Wi-Fi button on the screen - Built-in DHCP-server, DNS relay and NAT - Online software updates - Traffic statistics - Standard Micro USB interface - From the TFT-LCD screen - Windows XP Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7   Platform Band 4G: LTE CAT4, FDD / TDD 3G: DC-HSPA+ / HSPA+ / HSUPA / HSDPA / UMTS 2G: GSM / GPRS / EDGE Data transfer rate DL150Mbps/UL50Mbps _at_ 20M (FDD) DL112Mbps/UL10Mbps _at_-20M (TDD)   - Dimensions (L × W × H): 106.4mm × 66mm × 15.5mm - Weight <150 g (including battery)   - Operating system: Windows XP / Vista / Windo

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Vodafone New 4G LTE Router B3000 Available In April

There have been rumors and speculation for long time that Vodafone and Telekom will be launching the next generation LTE router in the coming months. From April, Vodafone introduces new LTE Router B3000, the successor to the B2000. On the back label of the Vodafone B3000, it indicates that this is another new Huawei router.


It’s from the factory model Huawei B593s-22. The internal LTE modem (of Hisilicon) even supports LTE category 4 (Cat4). Thus stationary data transfer rates of up to 150 Mbit per second can be achieved. However, due to the network coverage, LTE Cat4 is not available in all the cities. It’s now only available in some specific center cities which requires large data transmission. Probably later this year, Vodafone will expand coverage of all cities with CAT4 that designate at least 100,000 inhabitants.  


Otherwise, there are few significant differences compared to the previous models. The B3000 back has 4 LAN ports and two RJ11 connectors for telephone via VOIP. In addition, a USB port is available for printer or host sharing and two SMA sockets for special LTE antennas.


The router is DLNA enabled. So how about the 4G compatibility? At this point, there are fortunately no complaints. All popular bands are supported in Europe, including LTE 800, 1800 , 2100 and 2600MHz. Even LTE on 900 MHz can be supported by the B3000 theoretically. Per the original factory model Huawei B593s-22, it can also support the 4G TD-LTE frequency 2600MHz. Availability and costs Vodafone plans, which claims to introduce the B3000 in April. The surcharge for the business customer data tariffs is unique around 10 €. For private customers pay about 50 euros once.


The B3000 router is already available as Huawei B593s-22 without a contract in the store . Tip: Huawei B593s-22 could fully replace Vodafone B3000 because it has the full functions as designed and no customization from operator.  

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Vodafone B3000 LTE Category 4 WiFi Router

The Vodafone B3000 LTE Router is available in stores now. The device is the successor to the Vodafone B2000 , which came on the market in spring 2012. The highlight of B3000 is the support for LTE with up to 150 MBit/s in the downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink (LTE Category 4), in addition, the router can be used for calls via VoIP. The design is largely identical to its predecessor, and also the target group has not changed: Vodafone offers the B3000 primarily business customers.


LTE Category 4 and VoIP


On the back and on the sides of Vodafone B3000, we can find all sorts of connections. The four LAN ports connect to network-enabled devices and two RJ11 connectors allow the connection of analog phones. Furthermore, two USB connections for the integration of a printer or USB storage device available and under a cover there are two connectors for external antennas (type: SMA). For example, the LTE reception quality can be improved by the LTE MIMO antenna . 


On the front, various LEDs indicate the operating status. The user can see at a glance, for example, the signal strength and network technology here. The Vodafone B3000 LTE router is manufactured by Huawei and it carries on the model number of Huawei B593s-22. Besides LTE Category 4, the modem allows UMTS including DC-HSPA+ (up to 42.2 Mbit/s) and of course GSM/EDGE. The supported frequency bands include the 800 MHz and 2600 MHz for LTE used by Vodafone, if there are more bands are supported, it is not clear from the documents at our disposal. But we are sure that the original model Huawei B593S-22 would support the LTE FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz & TDD 2600MHz. The WLAN module operates at 2.4 GHz and supports up to 32 simultaneously connected Wi-Fi devices. According to the manufacturer Huawei, the power consumption of Vodafone B3000 is under 12 watts.


Price and Availability



According to Vodafone, the B3000 LTE Router available until early April in the Vodafone online shop as well as in retail stores( for unlocked version). However, some traders already now offer the B3000 with prices. But it’s better to get unlocked one before purchasing, the unlocked one would use with any other operators besides Vodafone.  

Monday, June 9, 2014

Telekom Speed Stick LTE IV Comes From Alcatel W800

The Germany operator Telekom offers a new LTE surf stick- Speed Stick LTE IV from November of 2013. Since in May, a high-end model Speed Stick LTE III was introduced by Huawei, then the new model Speed Stick LTE IV comes from TCT Mobile (Alcatel), which is the same manufacturer as the Speed Stick II LTE. The special feature: a built-in Wi-Fi module will support up to 10 other devices to access internet wirelessly with an Internet connection.



Alcatel W800 LTE WiFi Dongle


The Telekom Speed Stick LTE IV is based on the Alcatel W800, which we have recently been introduced. The chipset is a Qualcomm MDM9215 modem, which supports DC-HSPA+ and GSM/EDGE/UMTS is also backward. As a LTE category 3 WiFi dongle, Telekom Speed stick LTE IV supports up to 100 Mbit/s downstream and 50 Mbit/s for upload. The working LTE frequency bands at 800, 1800 or 2600 megahertz according to their location used. The full LTE speed cannot be reached, in real network environment, the WLAN module can only reaches around 75 MBit/s for downlink, and uplink for wireless connection probably no more than about 30 Mbit/s are available.


Apart from the slot for standard mini-SIM cards, the manufacturer TCT Mobile has also integrates a slot for MicroSD cards supporting up to 32 GB storage. No connectors for an external antenna are available in this dongle. With about 39 grams, Telekom Speed Stick LTE IV is quite easy to take in hand or pocket, the dimensions of 89.0 x 27.5 x 14.0 mm are similar to those of other LTE surf sticks.   Speed Stick LTE models at a glance The Speed Stick LTE IV is now already the fourth LTE Surfstick available at Germany Telekom, and we have summarized the models in a small table below:



Model Manufacturer & Model LTE Category Speed
Speed Stick LTE Huawei E398 Category 3 100 Mbit/s
Speed Stick II LTE Alcatel L100V Category 3 100 Mbit/s
Speed Stick LTE III Huawei E3276 Category 4 150 Mbit/s
Speed Stick LTE IV Alcatel W800 Category 3 100 Mbit/s


The Telekom Speed Stick LTE first generation is only sporadically available through online shops, Telekom no longer sells this device now. As we can see in the table, the name does not necessarily correspond to the quality and the speed of the modem. Thus, the current top model is clearly the Speed Stick LTE III (Huawei E3276) in the 4 models; many users would even classify the first Speed Stick LTE (Huawei E398) best model than the previous, since the reception is very good. Even with the equipment, there are some major differences Between Alcatel and Huawei Speed Stick models, for example, connections for an external antenna, which is not available in Alcatel Sticks.  

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Huawei E5786 - The Fastest LTE Cat6 Mobile WiFi for 300Mbps Downlink

In Barcelona Mobile World Congress 201, Huawei announced the world's first LTE Cat6 mobile hotspot device Huawei E5786 to support maximum downlink rate of up to 300Mbps and also the industry's first support for 802.11ac WiFi technology, allowing users to be able to get higher LTE downlink rate. It can also be better able to provide higher-speed transmission as WiFi hotspots to share terminals.


Huawei E5786 maximum downlink rate of up to 300Mbps, the maximum upstream rate up to 50Mbps


Huawei consumers BG CEO Yu Chengdong said: As a leader in mobile broadband and next-generation network service providers, Huawei has been committed to providing consumers a seamless experience to create end-to-end intelligent access network. Huawei have been released in 2012 the world's first TDD multi-mode data card E392, and in 2013, released the first mobile hotspot support LTE Cat4 E5776, etc., which means Huawei has become a leader in mobile broadband terminal brand. As an industry-leading mobile hotspot, I believe Huawei E5786 provides high-speed, stable mobile network connection to gain better reputation which will further expand the market blueprint for Huawei mobile broadband terminal.


Huawei E5786 has 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band, dual antenna   Huawei E5786 supports downlink speeds of up to 300Mbps, while the uplink rate can reach 50Mbps. It means E5786 support large files and movies of a high-definition download to be completed within 30 seconds. In addition, Huawei E5786 use carrier aggregation and high-frequency technology to support 10 mobile broadband WiFi access, and is the first mobile hotspot to support WiFi 802.11ac 2 ×  2MIMO, while supporting 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band, dual antenna, to provide users with better internet access. Huawei E5786 has 3000 mAh large capacity battery and can charge other mobile teminals Standby capacity for mobile hotspot device is also important; Huawei E5786 is configured a 3000 mAh battery capacity with Huawei's "Smart Power" power-saving patent technology to meet user long standby demand. According to the official introduction, it could support sustainable work in 10 hours on LTE networks, more than 500 hours standby, while Huawei E5786 also has the ability to support mobile phones, tablets and other mobile intelligent terminal for charging.


Huawei E5786 black version will be available in May 2014

Regarding the appearance, Huawei E5786 has a 106 × 66 × 15.9mm body size, so that one hand can easily grasp. In addition, Huawei E5786 performed on the user experience and interface optimized to support MicroUSB3.0 and 32 GB SDHC card, 5 seconds boot functions. Users can also run “Mobile WiFi” application on the phone or Huawei mobile intelligent terminals, to achieve access equipment, flow, amount to view the state of charge, and can also set the time for automatically disconnected under power saving mode. Huawei E5786 black version is expected available in May this year in the commercial market, such as Europe, Australia, Russia and the Middle East. Let’s keep follow!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Huawei E8278 E8278S-602 Open Box and Review

Today, we get the 4G LTE Cat4 Wi-Fi dongle Huawei E8278. Since the release day, it has been for a whole year that we get it. The model we get is Huawei E8278s-602, which is for Australia operator Telstra.


Packed in customized box from Telstra, Huawei E8278 is in the center box with a power adapter. There is a USB port in the adaper, which can help Huawei E8278 to get power supply directly, not from desktop or laptop. The USB is rotatable for 180 degree and hidden in the body of the modem.  



As we introduced before, Huawei E8278 looks like a 4G USB Modem, but actually it is a WiFi hotspot through which multiple terminals can access internet in high speed. E8278 is a LTE category 4 UE, which mean the maximum downlink speed could reach 150mbps. The official saying about Huawei E8278s-602 is that it could support 4G LTE FDD 800/900/1800/2600MHz & TDD 2600MHz.


And the 3G DC-HSPA+ network support is backward. E8278 supports 3G UMTS Band 850/900/1900/2100MHz. The Huawei E8278 we get is SIM card unlocked. So if you get an unlocked E8278, you can take it around the world for travel. The Huawei E8278 would work with most operators over the world. Even on 3G network, the maximum download speed could reach amazing 42Mbps.  




On the body side, there are two external antenna connectors for external high gain antennas. One connector is with the MircoSD card slot. They are covered by a plastic cap. There is Signal slogan on the cap. The external antenna connector socket is TS-9. User can also get the 4G Antenna from . The Huawei E8278 4G Antenna has two connectors (TS-9 jack) and covers almost all the 4G Frequency bands. The antenna is small and easy to take in bag, just like Huawei e8278. Users don’t need to worry about the week network coverage if far from the center city.  



What’s more, the Huawei E8278 can support up to 10 WiFi users to share the wireless network and access internet simultaneously. With the ability of high speed data transmission, you don’t need worry about the slow speed when sharing the WiFi. It’s a pity that there is no battery included, otherwise, it would be a mobile pocket router. But Huawei E8278 is still a good mobile WiFi dongle worthy to have as a WiFi hotspot when there is power supply.