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Novatel USB MCD3000 EVDO Modem


 Novatel USB 870 EVDO

We have been waiting for months on end to hear about an EVDO solution for the new Intel Core Duo portable computers. Finally, word is making rounds that Novatel is going to be the first to market with the goods. First up is their USB 720 EVDO modem from Sprint, aimed at both Windows and Mac OS X users. Interesting to note here, you can either plug in the USB modem directly into your notebook’s USB port, or you can connect it to a USB cord. The thought process here is that by placing the modem 12 inches away from your computer, you get less interference, and a signal that is increased by as much as 3 decibels - and it will perform better than embedded or card-style EVDO devices. What’s more, the Sprint USB720 is a Rev. A EVDO device, so if you have a need for speed, this is the device you want.

We are going to keep an eye on this one. Expect it to hit the market in Fall 2006.


Read More | EVDOInfo


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I am finding this concept confusing. Especially in this post-prehistoric era of my city being two months away from being blanked by wireless internet through out the downtown area here in toronto.  Considering the my system is already wifi enabled, and there being more hotspots than one can count, how would this benefit me?


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