With 3G finally making its presence felt in India (although slowly), Vodafone Essar has announced the launch of Vodafone R201- a mobile Wi-Fi device in India. This device is a portable Mobile Wi-Fi terminal and has a SIM slot that enables up to 5 users to simultaneously connect to Vodafone’s 3G network.

Quite a snazzy looking device

Quite a snazzy looking device

Kumar Ramanathan, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Essar Ltd. said, “The Vodafone R201 is designed to provide customers with an advantage of connecting and communicating on-the-go. As a result of our innovation effort, we at Vodafone are introducing an exciting range of products to let our customers experience 3G services at its best. R201 is one such device which builds on our leadership reiterates our promise of providing unique and innovative offerings for our valued customers”.

  • Here are the specifications:
  • Dimensions: 98x62x14mm and  Weight 90 gms
    Segmented OLED display
    3G, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps & HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
    DLNA certified with 802.11 b/g + Samba Support
    GSM bands: 850 /  900 / 1800 / 1900
    UMTS bands: 900 / 2100 / 1900
    Qualcomm 7225 & receive diversity on 3G Bands
    Plug and Play software
    Micro SDHC (up to 32Gb)
    1400 MAh Li-Ion battery (up to 4 hours)

The Vodafone R201, has a battery life of up to 4 hours and allows users to enjoy 3G internet services at a speed of up to 7.2 mbps on HSDPA enabled devices.  It is priced at Rs 5,500 and is powered by battery, mains or USB.

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