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Verizon Wireless Reveals Pantech UML290 Launch Date

Verizon Wireless Reveals Pantech UML290 Launch Date

Yesterday, we told you about Verizon Wireless' plans to launch its 4G LTE network. Initially, it appeared the LG VL600 modem may be the only model available at launch. Now, it's clear the Pantech UML290 will also be available on Sunday, Dec. 5. This 4G USB modem supports both 4G and 3G speeds and offers a rotating USB connector that folds away when not in use.

Other key features include:

  • Data Speeds
    • 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of  5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage area
    • 3G – customers can expect download speeds of 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps in Mobile Broadband coverage area
  • 180 degree rotating USB connector folds away when not in use
  • Supports Windows® XP 32-bit, Vista™ 32/64-bit (SP2) and Windows 7 32/64-bit
  • Connects to corporate applications, e-mail, instant messaging and the Internet
  • Efficient, innovative internal antenna design optimizes data transfer rate and sensitivity to network signals

Like many smartphones and modems, the UML290 will be available with discounts, provided you sign a new customer agreement and submit a mail-in rebate. More specifically, you should be able to pick up the UML290 for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement on a 4G Mobile Broadband Plan.

As you may recall, Verizon Wireless claims 4G will deliver speeds that are about 10x faster than 3G. In the real-world, Verizon Wireless expects LTE average data rates to be 5 to 12 Mbps on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

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I am waiting to see what phones they bring. I hope we see some Scorpion's (dual processor Smart phones from HTC) parading in here soon personally, and have heard Motorola is jumping on the Dual cpu build as well.

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I would love to get back into the mobile internet/broadband scene since I used to have a SprintAir card but the limited data usage is what stops me, I dont know how providers could soundly get arround this and still have decent bandwidth for users but most of the things I do on the internet demand alot of data and would quickly exceed the 5gb a month plan and rack up some crazy fee's for me.

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Yeah; I am looking for a smart phone, but buying one before they get any as first it would be 3G, and not 4G is not on my list of things to do. The next is when they start dropping 4G phones I imagine prices will change on phones as well as plans. I personally had the Sprint EPIC (Samsung unit), but they offer no coverage at my house. I only use cell phones so that does not work, even though they have service less than an 1/8th of a mile from my home.

Anyway I don't plan to be a mega data user on my phone. I will use the wireless N connection at my house to get apps. I will only have to pay for usage data that apps use and maybe to check emails etc. So my usage will be low on the phone at least over there connection. The big things are I know prices will drop a bit, and the units will have things like enhanced memory, cameras, and processing both central and graphic.

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