February 10, 2010 – The Home & Networks Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), the worldwide leader in developing and deploying WiMAX 802.16e networks and consumer devices, today announced a new docking station, or cradle, for its WiMAX USBw 200 dongle. The docking station significantly improves the indoor performance of the USBw 200 which was introduced in late 2009 as a convenient way for users to gain access to WiMAX networks from their laptops while on the go.
The USBw 200 and the new docking station are among other new WiMAX solutions that will be featured at Motorola’s stand (Hall 8, 8A51) during Mobile World Congress 2010.
“Motorola has a broad portfolio of high-performance, high-quality WiMAX devices that meet customers’ diverse needs for connectivity. The docking station for the USBw 200 is our latest innovation to improve indoor coverage so people have greater flexibility on where they can enjoy personal media experiences,” said Bruce Brda, senior vice president, Motorola’s Home & Networks Mobility.
It might be just the ever-demanding sort that Moto is after with its new docking station for the WiMAX adapter. While it might look a tad out of place at a coffee shop, the dock should improve performance quite a bit when you’re at home or at the office, with it promising to fully double the 3db gain that the WiMAX adapter provides on its own, and effectively give you the same performance as a standalone desktop WiMAX unit. No word on pricing just yet, but Motorola says this one should be available sometime in the second quarter of this year.