Samsung to Bring 3G CDMA UbiCell to Market in 2010
Today Samsung announced that it has added CDMA-EVDO 3G data capabilities to its UbiCell home femtocell product. The UbiCell was first introduced in 2007 and acts to extend and/or improve in-home cellular coverage for those who don't have good network performance where they live or work. The original CDMA UbiCell only supported voice traffic. This new version adds 3G data, meaning users will be able to browse web via the UbiCell in their homes. Samsung didn't say which carriers will offer the 3G UbiCell, but it is compatible with networks operated by a number of CDMA carriers, including Sprint and Verizon Wireless. It will be available at some point during the first half of 2010.
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