Sierra Wireless unveils super skinny 4G LTE module

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


About the Author: Chris Stewart

Originally from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, I'm now living in the UK's second city, Birmingham. I've had a passion for gadgets from a very young age, it all started with my Commodore 64 at the tender age of 2 years old. I purchased my first mobile phone aged 17 and it was from there the obsession began. Having now gone through 33 phones in 13 years it's safe to say my passion for phones is alive and well! My current phone is the Galaxy Nexus as I'm a big fan of the pure Android experience. I've been working in the Banking industry for the past 10 years and I'm currently working in Human Resources for one of the World's largest Retail Banks. I spend my spare time with my wonderful wife and young family and when I'm not fiddling with phones and tablets I can be found playing football (soccer for you guys in the States!), watching Mixed Martial Arts, tinkering with cars or listening to music.