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Laptops Ready for American 3G

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Aug 22, 2005, 1:55 PM   by (staff)

Sierra Wireless today announced they have a PCI Express Mini HSDPA modem, in addition to a CDMA EV-DO model announced previously. These modems are designed to be factory installed in laptops to provide high speed cellular data without additional PC cards. HSDPA is the 3G high speed data service Cingular will launch, while both Sprint and Verizon have begun to rollout EV-DO. Sony has already launched a laptop that uses Cingular's current network. Sierra's new cards as well as similar models from Novatel would allow Sony and other manufacturers to build laptops with faster cellular data options.

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Aug 23, 2005, 8:37 AM

TELL me again why this is sooo expensive?

Phones and EVDO cards without contracts are like $300 but when you sign up for a contract they are almost free...

now will we be seeing laptops go up in price by $300.00 then if we sign a contract and activation fee they will drop??

This is pointless.. just plug it in.. the cards are almost free after rebate anyway.. then if I don't like the service I can sell a used card on ebay for 100-250$ when my contract is up!
I assume a few years from now the card will be a common practice like the other features they put in PC's nowadays.

Aug 22, 2005, 2:26 PM


Now that's more like it...no additional dollars for add-ons.
Let's just hope that the technology doesn't change too much. Other than that, it's an awesome idea!
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