A few weeks ago Rogers announced that their new HSPA+ network was set live in the following cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Their first product was available for pre-order, the ZTE MF 668 which is otherwise known as their new Rocket Stick. This is supposed to have speeds up to 21 Mbps.
If you are not in the one of those cities you can still purchase the Stick but will have the speeds that is available to you in that area (probably 7.2 Mbps) and will get the 21 Mbps when it’s officially rolled out at a later date.
For those who did pre-order, this will most likely land at your house today or tomorrow as they’ve started shipping them. Also, some Rogers locations will be receiving them today for sale. The new Rocket Stick is available on a 2-year contract for $74.99 (with a minimum data plan of $25 per month). If the no-contract is your game you can get this for $199.99 outright.
The specs are:
- Weight: 30 grams, Size: 7.7 x 2.8 x 1.2 cm
- Memory Storage Capability: Via microSD card is up to 8GB (not included)
- Frequency: HSPA+/UMTS 850/1900/2100Mhz, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900Mhz
- Mobile Internet: Speeds up to 21.6 Mbps download and 5.76Mbps uplink