Windows 8 data card coming from ZTE

The Consumer Preview version of Windows 8 is just a couple of days away from coming out to the public but one company is already planning to offer a Windows 8-supported device. Buried in a press release today from ZTE, the company also talked about its new MF668A data card.

The product will use the Mobile Broadband Class Driver that Microsoft developed specifically for Windows 8. It adds:

The data card, which supports RAW IP and high-speed transmission, is based on the new MBIM v1.0 specification, recently approved by the USB-IF, and natively supported in Windows 8 without additional software.

The device is being shown for the first time at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. The company did not say when the data card would go on sale nor would it give a price point for the product.

As previously reported, ZTE also has plans to offer a new Windows Phone-based device, the Orbit. The low end smartphone will be one of the first to support the "Tango" software update for Windows Phone which will lower the memory requirements for such phones down to a mere 256 MB.

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