SOURCE: Franklin Wireless Corporation

Franklin Wireless Corporation

April 14, 2011 15:20 ET

Franklin Wireless Announces the Market Release of the U151 HSUPA USB Modem

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL), the market leader in dual-mode WiMAX and CDMA modems for 3G and 4G wireless broadband data communications, today announced the upcoming release of its new U151 USB modem. This is a single-mode device using High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) technology and is expected to be available on a worldwide basis in May, 2011. The U151 features a sleek and compact design and operates over either 850/1900 MHz or 900/2100 MHz frequency bands, features "plug and play" installation with no CD required and includes very intuitive and easy to use connection manager software.

"Our new U151 HSUPA USB modem fills an important need in the mobile computing ecosystem," stated OC Kim, president of Franklin Wireless. "We feel that the U151 will provide many of our carrier partners and their customers with a reliable and very cost effective solution compared to other similar products currently available in the market."

The U151 modem supports Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, Linux and Mac OS® X.

About Franklin Wireless

Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL) is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of high speed wireless data products including third generation ("3G") and fourth generation ("4G") modems, routers and modules. Our current products are focused on widely deployed cellular technologies including CDMA EVDO Rev A, HSPA, WiMAX and LTE. We were the world's first supplier of both CDMA EVDO Rev A and dual-mode (CDMA EVDO Rev A/WiMAX) Universal Serial Bus (USB) modems. Franklin's other products include Wi-Fi "hotspot" routers (which operate over WiMAX or CDMA networks) and wireless modules that are generally sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Our company's primary customers are wireless carriers who seek innovative, reliable and cost effective technology solutions for their subscribers. Our customer base extends from the United States to South America and the Caribbean.

Franklin Wireless is headquartered in San Diego, California and has a majority ownership position in Franklin Technology Inc. (FTI), a research and development facility located in Seoul, South Korea. FTI provides design, development and manufacturing services to Franklin for its wireless data products. For additional information, please visit www.franklinwireless.com.

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