updated 03:20 pm EDT, Wed September 20, 2006
GlobeSurfer ICON released
nova media today introduced GlobeSurfer ICON, a USB-based modem that is designed to establish mobile internet connections with any Mac running Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher. The ICON supports HSDPA and 3G UTMS speeds in Europe and Asia as well as EDGE and GPRS connections around the globe. "Using HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) you can use mobile Internet connections with up to 1.8 Mbit/s download speeds and up to 384 kbit/s upload speeds. Attention: HSDPA and 3G UMTS connections are not supported by this card in America. If no HSDPA or 3G UMTS is available you can still use worldwide EDGE or GPRS connections with download speeds up to 220 kbit/s and upload speeds up to 80 kbit/s." GlobeSurfer ICON includes the internet connect wizard launch2net which offers a one-click connection to the Internet without the need to enter cryptic connection details and includes more than 300 connection settings for mobile network operators around the world. GlobeSurfer ICON is available today for €340 (plus VAT).