4G and thin profiles aren’t exactly the best of friends. You can pretty much guarantee that the GSM variation of any new Android device will be down a few grams and a few millimetres when compared to the 4G counterpart. Whether it’s down to fashion or practicality, it’s certainly a niggling problem that prevent a number of potential customers from jumping on the high-speed bandwagon.
Sierra Wireless has taken it upon itself to do produce a remedy for the problem and it goes by the name of AirPrime EM7700. The EM7700 is an ultra thin embedded modem that uses the Qualcomm MDM9200 Gobi chipset made famous by Nokia’s Lumia 900. Made exclusively for the AT&T 4G LTE network, the EM7700 also supports HSPA+ and 3G in those areas where LTE isn’t available. At only 2.5mm thick, this slim but capable module will slot into your average tablet or notebook with minimal fuss. Sounds good to us!
For those of you keen to get your hands on the EM770, shipments are expected some time early in Q3.
Source: Sierra Wireless