SOURCE: Franklin Wireless Corporation

August 04, 2006 12:52 ET

Franklin Wireless Launches First EV-DO Mobile Broadband USB Modem in the U.S.A.

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 4, 2006 -- Franklin Wireless (PINKSHEETS: FKLT), an emerging developer and marketer of wireless broadband communications devices and applications, announced today the launch of Franklin's CDU-550, the industry's unique mobile broadband USB device based on CDMA2000 1x EV-DO technology. This device is certified to operate on the Sprint Power Vision Network.

Concurrent to the completion of certification by Sprint, Franklin also signed a Business Solution Partner Agreement with Sprint. Under the agreement, Sprint or Sprint authorized sales agents may solicit sales of Franklin's CDU-550 USB modem to its potential customers.

Franklin's CDU-550 is the industry's very first 1x EV-DO USB device, and will be available immediately through Franklin Wireless as well as to business customers through Sprint sales channels later this month. This revolutionary product will enable tablet PC and MAC laptop and desktop users that do not have a PCMCIA card slot to connect to the Internet or company information with broadband-like download speeds using Sprint Mobile Broadband Services operating on the Sprint Power Vision Network. Sprint today has the most wireless broadband coverage of any carrier. The Sprint Power Vision Network now covers 153 million people and services customers in 220 major metropolitan areas as well as 470 airports across the nation, the most of any carrier.

"Franklin's CDU-550 is a major breakthrough in the industry. We are pleased to have been certified to operate on the Sprint Power Vision Network and to be the first mobile broadband USB device introduced in the US market," said Mr. OC Kim, President of Franklin Wireless.

About Franklin Wireless

Based in San Diego, California, Franklin Wireless Corporation (PINKSHEETS: FKLT), an emerging developer and marketer of wireless broadband communications devices and applications, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets wireless products for the global wireless subscribers. The company's product lines incorporate both WCDMA and 3G CDMA technologies. At present, the company markets its products to North America, Central America, South American and the Caribbean carriers and major distributors. For more information, visit

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