AT&T has just announced the USBConnect Shockwave, its first mobile broadband modem that will allow users to connect to the carrier’s upcoming HSPA+ network. Details are pretty scant, but AT&T says that it will take just one minute to connect the device and have it ready for use. Additionally, and perhaps the biggest incentive to nab one of these, the carrier plans on shelling these out for free with two-year contracts.
Since there aren’t many more details, a release date is still unknown. I’d imagine that the device is also capable of using the current HSDPA network. Hopefully it comes soon if AT&T plans on enticing consumers away from mobile broadband data cards from Sprint, most of which support its 4G or WiMax network, or T-Mobile’s HSPA+ data cards.