3 have announced they are launching a Mobile Broadband Wi-Fi Hub, which will allow users who have selected Mobile Broadband USB Modems to be able to share them (to up to 5 devices) via Wi-Fi, in a similar way to the newer 3.
This, I guess, is similar to the original D100 USB Router they released a few years ago now, and like that device, only works from mains power; ie it has no battery (again another plus for the 3). However, one very positive aspect is that it covers many of the recent and not so recent USB modems 3 have sold. The list includes:
- Huawei E122, E1550, E156G, E169, E1750, E1820, E353u, E367u
- ZTE MF112 and MF627
This list does include the latest Huawei USB Dongle that offers HSPA+ speeds (up to 21.1Mbps).
It’s 88mm x 66mm x 25mm, gives you around 30 metres range, and is only available in Black (unlike the 3, which now comes in White too); pricing and exact availability will follow in time.