Dell Releases First EvDO ExpressCard

By Sascha Segan  |  Posted 2006-06-27 Print this article Print

The computer giant has beaten Verizon and Sprint to the punch by releasing a high-speed EvDO ExpressCard of its own. (ExtremeTech)

The first ExpressCard for Verizons high-speed EvDO network is here, and its sold by Dell. The new ExpressCard standard has replaced PC Cards in a slew of new laptops, including entries from Dell, Lenovo, HP and Apple. But up until now, laptop owners have been frustrated by a lack of cards for their slots, especially cards that connect to cellular networks to provide Internet access anywhere.
In April, Novatel announced the XV620, an ExpressCard for high-speed EvDO (Evolution Data Optimized) networks that was being evaluated by Verizon and Sprint.
That was followed up on June 22 with the announcement of the XU870, a card for Cingulars HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) high-speed network that would also allow global roaming. Click here to read a roundup of todays best routers. But the XV620 has been stalled in Verizons and Sprints approval processes for several months now. The XU870 for Cingular will go on sale sometime before October, according to Novatel. Read the full story on ExtremeTech: Dell Releases First EV-DO ExpressCard Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on mobile and wireless computing.
Sascha Segan is PC Magazine's Lead Analyst for mobile phones and PDAs. He is responsible for testing, benchmarking and evaluating mobile phones and other handheld devices. Sascha joined the magazine in 2004 after covering consumer electronics for technology, travel and lifestyle publications, and editing the now hard-to-find book, 'I Just Got a Cell Phone, Now What?' He once helped cover an election in Africa using only a PalmPilot Professional with a modem and attachable keyboard as his traveling gear.

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