Mobile network Three has announced a new “premium” mobile broadband dongle which is set to go on sale next week.
The network says the new Huawei E367 dongle “provides improved performance and offers up to 40% faster browsing” than previous models and is the first to offer Three customers HSPA+.
In a statement the company promises “it will offer ever faster performance as Three continues its network improvement programme and rolls out this new technology.”
The new design includes a rotating head which allows users to use it like a mini aerial, positioning it to get the best signal.
David Kerrigan, Three’s head of mobile broadband, said “Huawei has done a great job delivering this superior dongle, in both form and function. Whether browsing the internet, downloading files or streaming video, this dongle delivers an even better internet experience on our 3G network, which is built for mobile internet.”
The network has also confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Mini and Sony Ericsson Xperia arc handsets are now available to order. Both handsets run Google’s Android operating system.
Samsung Galaxy Mini
• Android Froyo+ version 2.2.1
• 3.14”Capacitive touch screen
• Phonebook integrated with social networks
• Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot capabilities
• 3MP Full Focus Camera
• Live wallpapers
The handset is available from just £15 a month with a contract or £99 on Pay As You Go.
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc
• Sharp, crisp and clear images on the 4.2” multi-touch Reality display, driven by Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine™
• Extra slim body only 8.7mm thick
• Download widgets you want and apps for everything from the Android Market™
• Capture pictures on the 8.1 Megapixel Camera or HD Video
• Enjoy music through the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
• Sony Exmor R™ CMOS sensor – great for shooting videos under low light conditions
• Direct picture upload to Facebook , Geo Tag pictures.
The arc is available from just £35 a month or £449 on Pay As You Go.