updated 11:05 am EDT, Wed October 26, 2005
Globetrotter COMBO EDGE
nova media today introduced , a universal PC-Data Card for EDGE- and GPRS-connections around the globe with support of 850-, 900-, 1800- and 1900 MHz networks. EDGE allows download speeds with up to 236 kbit/s and upload speeds up to 118 kbit/s and will replace the slower GPRS technique within many mobile networks, according to nova media. The card automatically defaults to the GPRS-connection, if no EDGE-compatible network is available. The card bundles Mobile High Speed 3G software along with more than 250 connection settings for automatic setup for many EDGE- and GPRS-networks around the world. Globetrotter COMBO EDGE features a retractable internal antenna and can be left in the PowerBook when not in use (only 4 mm sticking out of the Data Card slot). It is available for €340 and requires a PC-Card slot running Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.