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Modem maker Huawei has introduced what it claims is the world's smallest and lightest HSDPA connection-sharing gadget yet.

Huawei i-Mo

Huawei's i-Mo: not just a 3G dongle, it's a Wi-Fi hotspot too

Dubbed the i-Mo and the size of "a small key chain", the unit looks rather like Huawei's old E220 HSDPA modem, but it has an 802.11g Wi-Fi pick-up on board as well as a 7.2Mb/s HSDPA and 5.6Mb/s HSUPA feed for the internet link.

Pics show it'll come with a small dock into which its mini USB port connects.

Huawei i-Mo

Cradle included

It also has Flash storage on board, allowing it to operate as USB drive. Alas, Huawei didn't say how much memory the i-Mo contains, but it'll undoubtedly say more when the unit is formally launched next week at Mobile World Congress.

Likewise, Huawei's currently keeping mum about pricing. But it did say the i-Mo will go on sale in Q2. ®

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