Cingular-AT&T Offers Small High Speed Cards

By Wayne Rash  |  Posted 2007-04-25 Print this article Print

The company announces two new HSDPA-capable laptop data cards that work globally with an ExpressCard slot or a USB port.

Cingular Communications/AT&T is announcing a pair of new HSDPA-capable laptop data cards that work globally, and will work with any laptop computer having either an ExpressCard slot or a USB port.

The ExpressCard version started shipping on April 25, while the USB card starts shipping in about a week.
Both cards are part of AT&Ts LaptopConnect portfolio. The Option GT Max 3.6 Express card is designed for ExpressCard slots, found in newer laptop computers. The Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U works with USB-equipped computers, which is basically all of them. Both of the data cards use AT&Ts 3G BroadbandConnect service. According to the company, they are "slim and stylish." Both cards also work on Cingulars EDGE network in areas where HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) isnt available, and can also be used in any of the 125 different countries where AT&T has data roaming agreements. The Option GT Max 3.6 Express card works with Microsoft Windows 2000, XP and Vista, and has a flip-up antenna. The Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U also works with Windows, and in addition will work with Apple Macintosh computers using downloadable software. Both cards cost $49.99 per month with a two year contract. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on mobile and wireless computing.
Wayne Rash Wayne Rash is a Senior Analyst for eWEEK Labs and runs the magazine's Washington Bureau. Prior to joining eWEEK as a Senior Writer on wireless technology, he was a Senior Contributing Editor and previously a Senior Analyst in the InfoWorld Test Center. He was also a reviewer for Federal Computer Week and Information Security Magazine. Previously, he ran the reviews and events departments at CMP's InternetWeek.

He is a retired naval officer, a former principal at American Management Systems and a long-time columnist for Byte Magazine. He is a regular contributor to Plane & Pilot Magazine and The Washington Post.

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters

Rocket Fuel