updated 02:00 pm EDT, Thu March 15, 2007
MacBook Pro, internet
Verizon today launched the V740 ExpressCard, a Novatel-made adapter that links any current notebook -- including Apple's MacBook Pro -- with an ExpressCard 34 or 54 slot to Verizon's mobile internet network. The new card enables notebook owners to utilize the mobile carrier's recently launched EVDO Revision A service with up to 800Kbps real-world downloads and 400Kbps uploads. The card works with Apple's MacBook Pro through either a separate driver or those included with Apple's own WWAN update, according to Electronista. Verizon is already offering the card for $180 and will carry it in retail stores on March 30th; 3GStore is already offering pre-orders for the card at $110.