Since all the technology of mobile gadgets is evolving, it was expected that mobile 3G sticks would evolve as well. Huawei plays a major part in that, by unveiling today the UltraStick 3G add on module.


This is a thin card that will allow tablet manufacturers to use a single design for WiFi and 3G slates. This means that if a device makes wants to add 3G to a WiFi device, usually they have to change the whole chassis to add a SIM card slot. This costs a bit and now Huawei found a way around it. You only need to slide something like a memory card into the device and you’re done.

The Huawei UltraStick module does what the 3G adapters and dongles do, but it doesn’t required a connection to a port like that. It measures 65 mm x 35 mm x 3.3 mm and will require manufactures to create a special slot for this accessory on 3G capable tablets and leave it empty on WiFi only models. The first tablet to debut the system is the Chuwi V99x, a 9.7 inch Retina slate with 2 GB of RAM and a Rockchip quad core CPU.