STOCKHOLM, Sweden-Vodafone Sweden said it will launch the Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS PC Card for the carrier’s next-generation network next Monday, providing customers with Internet access at speeds of up to 384 kilobits per second. The carrier said the card is the first product to be launched as part of its 3G business mobile solution and is compatible with both its 3G and GPRS network.
Pricing for the data service will be available in two high volume bundles beginning at $55 per month for 50 megabytes of data transmission and $125 per month for 150 megabytes of data transmission, with a bonus 50 megabytes of data available for three months for customers signing up for the service before April 30. The PC card is priced at $470 with a one-year service agreement.
Vodafone Sweden also said it will launch Sharp’s GX30 camera phone in March that includes a one-megapixel digital camera, Bluetooth support, an MP3 player, video messaging capabilities and a 260,000-color screen. The carrier said the handset, which will retail for between $180 and $680 depending on rate plan and contract length, will be the first one-megapixel digital camera phone available in Europe.