no it was the upcoming Egg3 that did it ~
just released this week thus NOT many vendors have it yet ..
[ IMPROVED SPECIFICATIONS ]
major points of improvement from the original Egg are :
( a jump from Egg2 which had NOT much notable improvements except speed )
- let’s start out with the legend of the ‘incredible Shrinking Man’ om, I mean WiBro Wi-Fi Router
almost half the size AND weight !!! (especially for “mini” models .. see way~ below)
- still in contrast : Double Battery Life lasting onto 8 ~ 10 Hours !!! !!!
- AND Double Stand-By Time in up to 10 Hours
- almost NO heat ( come’on I gotta see it to believe it ) while the first generation could be used as Kairo
– a kind of portable stomach heater long-used by construction workers in Japan,
- still a smaller 1800 mAh battery compared to former 2480 mAh
- full-charge in 2 ~ 2.5 hours from 3 ~ 3.5 hours formerly
one set-back is simultaneous logon of 3 people where-as the former allowed up to 7 -_-
[ SUBSCRIPTION PRICE PLAN ]
( while original retail price for stand-alone machine is a whopping W129,800 )
all with ONE year contract – with New Subscription Fee exempt AND 2 weeks free at start :
w10,000 per month for 1GB traffic,
W19,800 per month for 30GB traffic,
W27,000 per month for 50GB traffic,
Price Sample from the Official Sales Page ( thus less discounts than resellers who offer more free month at start – some 3 months )
KT Official Sales Page for Detailed Specifications :
[ RELATED INNER LINKS ]
Second Generation of WiBro Wi-Fi called “egg2” in ModaCom KWD-B2300 and LG innotek LKT-WR1000 in South Korea
– 13th November 2010 –
Portable Mobile WireLess Router KWD-B2300 known as Egg2 for KT WiBro
– 24th June 2010 –
KT WiBro Portable WireLess Router “Egg” KWI-B2200 Review and Speed Test
– 30th April 2009 –
– Korea Tech BLog, 17th April 2010 –
[ AVAILABILITY SUPPLEMENTARY ]
sale has been halted as soon as a small amount was released siting “distribution” problems due to unexpected popularity
( but ofcourse it could be anything between initial “bugs” to contract problems with KT Telecommunications Company )
manufacturer states this “Slim” Egg with a /longer/ battery life will soon recommence shipping (probably next Month in May)
where-as another “SMS” Egg KWI-2500 doubling as iPhone 4 casing AND extra battery
with maximum WiBro time up to 4 hours, will start selling around April 25th 2011
AND another “Mini” Egg KM-MR100 by KT Tech further reducing in size, will be introduced probably May 6th 😉
so Jesus, just when you thought it was going to be the War of iPad AND look-alike “Tab” Titans ..
seems soon-to-be Egg 3 Land in the Korean Penninsula come May 2010 .
now only if they had the ability to detect AND measure small amounts of radiation particles ..
[ April 20th Supplement ]
inquiring tores /supposed/ to be selling Egg3 will suggest if you would buy Egg2 instead
for they will be reselling come Mid-May next month -_-
- case-type Egg (3) KWF-B2500 for Apple iPhone 4
developed by KT Wireless Research Lab AND infoMark
allows 5 hours of Wireless internet
while doubling as a spare battery .
- rightful size more closer to an actual “egg” now
KT Tech’s Mini Egg (3) KM-MR100 shrinks to almost half its predecessors
while allowing up to 4 hours of use
with a sleep button to save on battery .
both expected to retail at aproximately W129,800
while offered for FREE when subscribed for a year .
– available this Month –
me ? No Thanks, I’ll take the slightly larger-but-still-pocketable
of the Egg3’s for an ample battery life of 8 Hours !!! 😉