Huawei Technologies intros 3G/Wi-Fi integrated chip for netbooks

April 27, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Huawei TechnologiesHuawei Technologies has announced a new mobile broadband module, called the Huawei EM772, which integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a HSPA modem all into one chip. Huawei claims the chip, which is targeted to netbooks, will lead to smaller devices and lower costs. .

The chip will offer speeds of 5.78 mbps and downlink of 7.2 mbps in the HSPA environment while in the Wi-Fi environment it will offer speeds of 54 mbps. No draft N wireless here I’m afraid. Intel plans to put these to use in its third generation of Classmate PC’s, although there is no release date yet.