Sierra Wireless is showing its two newest wireless broadband modem in Mobile World Congress. The Compass 885 USB modem and AirCard 885E Expresscard supports HSPA mobile broadband connection. Both are designed to be compact even with its extra usability and features.
The Compass 885 USB modem sports a microSD memory card slot and a clip to attach the modem to your laptop. Now if only they are able to add more memory card support, people would not have to carry any multi type card reader anymore.
As for the 855e, it is designed to be durable without moving parts – that includes the antenna; it uses internal antenna.
As far as connection type goes, both modems support tri-band HSPA/UMTS and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM with data speeds of up to 7.2 megabits per second on the downlink, and up to 2.0 Mbps on the uplink. These modems will work with OSX and Windows – availability in mid 2008.