T-Mobile announces Sonic 2.0 mobile LTE hotspot
There have been quite a few T-Mobile headlines this week, the carrier is in the middle of launching a new ‘uncarrier’ campaign aimed at collecting new customers who want out of the traditional two-year contract.
Also revealed this week was the Sonic 2.0 mobile LTE hotspot for consumers. T-Mobile hopes to have the device out this month, “which will provide easy and affordable access to the fastest Internet speeds on T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network” according to T-Mobile.
The device is both Windows 8 certified and will work with the Windows 9 Carrier Application on Microsoft’s new operating system. The app will display a host of information for the use, including “real-time data usage for each device connected to the mobile hotspot”. The device will allow 4G LTE connectivity for up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices at the same time. It will also work with T-Mobile’s 4G LTE, 4G, 3G and EDGE networks and Wi-Fi. The front of the device will have a 1.77” QVGA TFT color screen, showing signal strength, number of devices connected, number of unread text messages and connectivity to the internet, along with battery level and network connection type.
MicroSD file sharing suport is included with connected users which can be expanded to 32GB of additional memory. The device is clocked to have 7 hours of continuous use on a single charge. The Wi-Fi supports 802.11 b/g/n, with frequencies ranging from quad-band 4G GSM world device (850/1900 MHz) and Quad-band 3G UMTS (1700/1900/2100/AWS).
The Sonic 2.0 runs on a Qualcomm MDM9215 processor and weighs 4.23 oz. It will run with Windows 8 and Mac 10.8.