Novatel debuts first EVDO ExpressCard for Apple MacBook Pro

“Novatel Wireless [has] announced the first EVDO card in the ExpressCard/34 format used by Apple’s new MacBook Pro, ending a drought of wireless cards for Apple’s new machine and for other Intel Core Duo laptops,” Sascha Segan reports for PC Magazine. “Many Intel Core Duo laptops, including models from Dell, Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Gateway, include the new ExpressCard format, which isn’t compatible with the older, more popular PC Card format.”

“Novatel is developing the new Merlin X620 card for both Verizon’s and Sprint’s networks, according to Novatel President Brad Wienert. According to Novatel’s naming scheme, that would make the Verizon card the XV620 and the Sprint card the XS620… The new cards will ship with Windows drivers. Mac drivers will be available through a free online update to the Mac OS, Weinert said,” Segan reports.

Full article here.

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  1. Convinient – we have three at work on our Dull laptops, but businesses will be the only ones who can afford the near $100/month data fee for using these things. Consumers should wait until EVDO rates come way down.

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