SOURCE: Franklin Wireless Corporation

July 09, 2008 14:01 ET

Cellular South Approves Technical Aspects of Franklin Wireless' CDU-680 Mobile Broadband USB Modem

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL), a developer and marketer of wireless broadband communications devices and applications, announced that Cellular South has technically approved the CDU-680 USB broadband modem, Franklin Wireless' best-selling USB modem, which operates on ultra-fast CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A networks.

Cellular South's approval of the CDU-680 is the first step toward the operator's commercial introduction of the modem on its wireless network. The compact CDU-680 USB modem is the first EV-DO Rev. A USB modem to incorporate flash memory and a unique swiveling USB connector. It provides a flexible way for users to connect to the EV-DO Rev. A network, offering compatibility with laptop, tablet PC or desktop USB ports and the ability to operate with Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.

"At Cellular South, providing access to an all-wireless lifestyle for consumers is one of our main goals," said Jim Richmond, director of corporate communications, Cellular South. "Convenient, easy-to-use devices like the CDU-680 USB modem allow us to continuously improve service for our customers and give them new lifestyle options."

One differentiating feature of the CDU-680 product is the onboard flash memory, which eliminates the need for a CD or DVD drive to install the factory pre-stored Connection Manager software for PC, Mac and Linux computers. The modem also provides enough space to store downloaded music files, documents and an Installation Guide. Another unique feature, the swiveling USB connector, allows the modem to be raised vertically or folded away when not in use.

"With the CDU-680 USB modem, Franklin Wireless continues to push the envelope with high-end features and capabilities for wireless broadband USB modems," said Mr. O.C. Kim, president of Franklin Wireless. "We are pleased that Cellular South has granted the CDU-680 modem technical approval. The product's multi-platform connectivity solution gives end users the freedom to connect anywhere, anytime."

About Franklin Wireless

Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL) designs and markets wireless broadband high speed data communication products such as 3rd generation ("3G") and 4th generation ("4G") wireless broadband modules and modems to end users and wireless companies in North and South American countries. It markets its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and distributors, as well as directly to operators and end users in North and South America. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information about Franklin Wireless, please visit

About Cellular South

Cellular South is a privately-owned diversified mobile communications company passionately committed to helping customers get the most out of their wireless devices and services. The company accomplishes this goal by providing the most reliable and advanced nationwide wireless voice and data network, offering a full range of industry-leading unlimited flat rate plans, and through the world's first integrated, interactive online and in-store experience that gives customers easy, simple and convenient solutions to all of their wireless lifestyle needs. For more information, visit

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