Huawei has announced a new 3G broadband dongle designed to get users online within seconds of connecting it to their laptop, in a bid to meet the ever-growing demand for mobile internet access.
The HiLink E353 resembles many other USB broadband dongles, but is styled as the world's first 'plug-and-link' mobile data adapter.
According to Huawei, users can be connected to the internet in as little as 15 seconds after inserting the HiLink into their computer's USB port. It also avoids the need for a dial-in process, driver installation or manual configuration.
"Huawei is committed to providing products that feature ease of use and optimal user experience," said Huawei president of mobile broadband Wu Shimin.
The E353 is also the first product in Huawei's HiLink series that supports HSPA+ networks, offering download speeds of up to 21Mbit/s. It also debuts a number of patented technologies, according to the firm.
The HiLink will ship first in Turkey during the third quarter of 2011, but Huawei declined to give pricing information or confirm when the unit will be available in the UK.
Huawei is making a major push into Western markets, both in the telecoms space, where it recently secured the contract to upgrade Everything Everywhere's 2G network, and on the device side where it has promised to launch high-end smartphones in the near future.
The company also snapped up former government chief information officer John Suffolk to head up its security strategy at the start of the week.
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