I have been using the Sony Ericsson PC300 HSDPA (3.5G) Data Card for over a month now, and I'm absolutely delighted with the mobile broadband experience that HSDPA offers.
My mobile operator provided the HSDPA data card free of charge when I upgraded my mobile data subscription plan.
The Sony Ericsson HSDPA card doesn't protrude as much as other HSDPA cards with their bulging antennas. I find it more compact than USB-based HSDPA modems that dangle around your laptop. So I'm able to leave the HSDPA card plugged inside my laptop permanently without fear of damaging it when I pack my laptop into my bag.
HSDPA coverage is good in most parts of Singapore. It works great for sending and receiving e-mail with huge attachments, a process which was painfully slow with my old Merlin 3G card. HSDPA is also perfectly adequate for browsing most Web sites, even YouTube. I was able to download videos from YouTube at a peak of 1.7Mbps, and upload large documents to Google Docs at about 580Kbps.
HSDPA is a dream come true for us mobile warriors--working anytime anywhere at broadband speeds. So why not upgrade yourself to 3.5G for the coming new year? Have a Great New Year!
%IMAGE=hsdpacardfront.jpg% Front of the Sony Ericsson PC300 HSDPA card
%IMAGE=hsdpacardback.jpg% Back of the HSDPA card, where you slot in your SIM card
%IMAGE=hsdpacardside.jpg% The HSDPA card protrudes slightly
%IMAGE=hsdpa.jpg% When you see the "H" icon, it means you're all set to blaze your way through the HSDPA highway.
%IMAGE=hsdpadownload2.jpg% Downloading a video from YouTube at 1.7Mbps
%IMAGE=hsdpaupload.jpg% Uploading a large file to Google Docs at 584Kbps