Bellevue, Wash. - T-Mobile launched its second 3G/Wi-Fi USB modem and a new touchscreen multimedia phone, both from PCD.
The new 3G modem, the WebConnect Jet, joins the WebConnect USB Laptop Stick, both with U.S.-band 7.2Mbps HSPA 3G and quadband EDGE. Both feature international EDGE roaming, but the USB Laptop Stick adds international HSPA roaming. Both also feature USB connector that rotates 270 degrees, MicroSD/SDHC card slot to add up to 8GB of additional memory to the embedded 128MB flash memory, SMS capability and embedded WebConnect Manager software. The software launches on a laptop to automatically find the best available wireless network, whether T-Mobile's 3G network, a Wi-Fi network, or one of T-Mobile's more than 10,000 Wi-Fi hot spots.
The WebConnect Jet, manufactured by Huawei but marketed by PCD, is free with two-year data contract, and the Laptop Stick costs $49.99 with two-year contract. The Jet is available in T-Mobile stores, the carrier's other direct channels, and select indirect retailers, including RadioShack.
Available data plans cost $29.99 and $49.99/month for 200MB and 5GB of usage, respectively.
The 3G Tap touchscreen phone is available at $79.99 after mail-in rebate with two-year service agreement. The phone, which lacks hard keyboard, features 2.8-inch touchscreen, instant-messaging clients, personal email access, 2-megapixel camera with video capture, assisted GPS for TeleNav location-based services, stereo Bluetooth and A/V player. It's available in Berry and Midnight Blue.