Saturday, February 9, 2008

3G HSDPA USB Modem Also A Mobile Phone and MP3 Player

: Toshiba announced the G450, a unique four-in-one innovative mobile
device designed to quickly and easily enable anyone to connect a laptop
to the internet using a HSDPA mobile network. As well as providing
instant high speed mobile broadband access, the G450 is a mobile phone
for voice calls and texting, a USB data storage device and an MP3
player. It will be available across Europe in the first quarter of 2008.

perfect solution for anyone looking for a mobile handset that
integrates and works seamlessly with their laptop, the G450 simply
plugs into any USB socket to provide broadband PC access to the web,
emails or office network over 3G/HSDPA mobile networks, or EDGE or GPRS
connections. No settings are required you can just ‘plug and play’.
You can also make and receive calls whilst using the G450 to connect to
the internet too; the G450 will allow you to simultaneously make a call
and be connected to the Internet when on a 3G/HSDPA network.

Toshiba G450 – specification overview

  • Form Factor: Bar (USB modem type)
  • Size: 36mm x 98mm x 16mm
  • Weight: 57g
  • System: UMTS/HSDPA(3.6Mbps)/GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM6280
  • Memory: 160MB (user available memory)
  • Interface: mini USB
  • Band: 2100 for UMTS, 900/1800/1900 for GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Battery: 600mAh
  • Standby: Up to 200hrs*
  • Talktime: Up to 140 mins*
  • Display: OLED 96x39 pixels
  • Messaging: SMS with T9 text editor
  • Media Player: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
  • Utilities: Alarm
  • Colours: Black, Red, White
  • Accessories: mini USB cable, Stereo Headset (with microphone and switch), charger, user guide, CD-ROM

The G450 also provides all f the key functions you’d expect of a mobile
phone, including voice calling, SMS texting and an alarm clock, making
it a perfect simple to use phone. Weighing only 57 grams, the G450 is
light enough to carry with you all the time and charges direct from a
laptop USB socket too, allowing you to top up power wherever you’re

The G450 can also be used as a USB memory storage device, with room for up
to 160 MB of data; enough space for work files, pictures or even songs
when using its in-built MP3 music player. Music will be automatically
paused whilst you take a call and resume when you hang-up.

Available in white, red or black colour schemes, the G450 packages all of its
capabilities within a unique and extremely compact (just 98mm long)
lozenge-like design comprising of three interlinked spheres.

Says Takashi Okamoto, Deputy Managing Director, Toshiba Information Systems
(UK) Ltd: “With increasingly mobile lives and flexible working
practices, there’s a real and growing need for new solutions to connect
people and enable them to work more effectively when they are away from
the office. The G450 is an exciting product because it opens up new
avenues for mobile access, keeping users in touch by email and the web
via their notebook PC wherever they’re located as well as providing
them with an easy-to-use voice device. The G450 is a great
illustration of Toshiba Mobile Communications’ aim, which is to bring
to market innovative new mobile devices that meet the changing
requirements of our modern, mobile lives.”

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