Continuing our list, we have a company offering products that are well known around the cellular world. Novatel Wireless was showing off two of its hottest new devices, both of which are exciting for anyone who ever needed an internet connection on the go.
Novatel Wireless have announced the European GSM version of their MiFi personal HSPA/WiFi hotspot device, the MiFi 2352. Combining an HSDPA/HSUPA chipset capable of 7.2Mbps downlink and 5.76Mbps uplink, together with a WiFi link which can simultaneously connect to up to five devices.
Well these just keep get smaller and smaller, don't they? Check out the new Novatel Ovation MC760 Micro Modem. This tiny modem is supposedly the smallest EVDO Rev. USB-powered unit, and it certainly appears to be so. But its compact size and moderately stylish looks are not all it has going for it.
Looks like Novatel isn’t the only kid on the block to release a new device for Revision A EV-DO and HSDPA network. Sierra Wireless is releasing an EV-DO Revision A devices later this year and a HSDPA early next year. The AirCard 595U is for CDMA network – such as Sprint and Verizon. It should hit the street in Q4; featuring maximum download speeds of 3.1 megabits per second and maximum upload speeds of 1.8 megabits per second.
Sierra Wireless will also release the AirCard 875U which utilizes HSDPA, offered by Cingular. The AirCard 875U has a peak rate of up to 3.6 megabits per second and is upgradeable. The AirCard 875U should be released in the first quarter of 2007.
Price and exact date of release is yet to be announced.
Sprint has reached its next Mobile Broadband milestone today with the introduction of the Novatel S720 Mobile Broadband Connection Card – the nation’s first EV-DO Revision A-capable device. Designed to operate on today’s Sprint Power Vision Network, the card will also support advanced mobile broadband speeds when Sprint begins its EV-DO Revision A rollout later this year. Some other key information to note about Sprint Mobile Broadband services:
With the introduction of the Novatel S720 Sprint is becoming even easier to do business with, as customers signing a two year service agreement no longer need a separate voice plan to receive the promotional Unlimited Connection Card data plan of $59.99 per month.
Once available, Sprint’s advanced Mobile Broadband service (EV-DO Revision A) will deliver faster speeds for a mobile DSL experience.
Sprint plans to reach more than 200 million people in the U.S. with mobile broadband data services (both EV-DO Revisions 0 and A) in 220 major metropolitan areas by the end of 2006.