updated 01:55 pm EST, Tue February 6, 2007
Novatel EVDO Rev. A
Shipping in late February is the Merlin EX720, produced by Novatel for the Sprint Power Vision Network. This is the company's third Revision A card for the company, following the USB-based U720, and the PC Card-based S720. The EX720 is essentially an ExpressCard version, capable of upload speeds between 350 and 500Kbps and downloads between 600Kbps and 1.4Mbps. A GPS function allows users to not only pinpoint their location, but through Power Vision, discover nearby restaurants, gas stations and other amenities. The card requires Mac OS X 10.4 or Windows 2000, and should ship through Sprint channels for an unknown cost.