ST-Ericsson’s Thor modem to provide industry-leading performance in new T-Mobile Sidekick 4G
Expected to be available later this spring, the Sidekick 4G utilizes ST-Ericsson’s Thor M5720 compact and power-efficient modem capable of delivering theoretical peak download speeds of up to 21Mbps to connect to the Internet.
In February, T-Mobile launched the Samsung Galaxy S™ 4G, also using the Thor M5720 modem, which provides blazing-fast connectivity through T-Mobile’s 4G network. MSNBC.com, for example, has found that the Galaxy S 4G, running on T-Mobile’s 4G network, delivered much quicker downloads than the other leading handsets tested by the web site’s journalists.
"Combining America’s Largest 4G Network™ with ST-Ericsson’s modems in our latest smartphones provides a lightning-fast mobile experience for T-Mobile customers on both the Galaxy S 4G and the new T-Mobile Sidekick 4G," said Andrew Sherrard, Senior Vice President, Product Management, T-Mobile USA.
"The Thor M5720 is the first modem in the industry to enable the development of 21 Mbps smartphones without compromising size and power consumption, resulting in an outstanding wireless experience for T-Mobile USA’s customers," said Jörgen Lantto, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of ST-Ericsson. "T-Mobile USA and ST-Ericsson are working together to bring even higher data rates to market including 42 and 84 Mbps for future devices on Thor platforms, enabling T-Mobile to fully harness the step change in capacity and performance made possible by next generation mobile networks."
For further information: www.stericsson.com.