Yesterday we had our first in person presentation of the Fonera 2.0. It was in Paris. During this presentation I announced that the Fonera 2.0 will go for sale everywhere in Europe on April 21st. USA and Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan will start in May. The promotional price for the launch will be 49 euros.

Here´s a video in English that explains some of what the Fonera 2.0 does which is basically to upload and download while you take your computer somewhere else and to convert 3G to WiFi.

Here´s a video of the event. It is in my poor French which is only as bad as Emilio Botín´s English as you can see in this video. In case you don´t know who Emilio Botin is he is the CEO of Banco Santander.

The unofficial unveiling was very understated and included pasta dinner, Spanish wines and French Cheeses at my Paris flat in Place des Vosges. Nina and my two sons were there. In an informal atmosphere with discussed the pros and pros of this new product (sorry, I just can´t get to say pros and cons). Reaction of the unveiling in my Spanish blog was very negative probably because we did not do the unveiling in Spain but then the French have adopted Fon in bigger numbers something the Spanish Foneros still can´t stomach.

Here are some pictures of the event.

Here´s one of the articles that were published after the event that includes a comparison chart.







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Peanut on April 3, 2009  · 

Les gens Francophones c’est plus discrète, et réserve ses opinions personnelles pour les petites comités. Le public espagnole c’est plus extroverte, and revers ses opinions moins doucement. Est a Gap culturelle, le scepticisme remains a une place plus discrète. L’héritage de L’illustration. Le criticism c’est privée, quelque idée ce suitable de écoute.

à bientôt

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ddluk on April 3, 2009  · 

When beta testers get that Fonera to tests ??

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Gonzague on April 6, 2009  · 

Lets hope we can get our hands on some protos ;=)

thanks for the dinner btw it was awesome

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Question on April 21, 2009  · 

Is / will on the Fonera 2.0 also be wifi / wlan 802.11n on board ( and not only 802.11g and/or 802.11b ) please, otherwise FON is not ready for the future ?

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