Verizon launches the PC770 Mobile Broadband card

Verizon launches the PC770 Mobile Broadband card
Verizon has now introduced a new Mobile Broadband card to it's line-up, the Novatel Wireless PC770, and is capable to be used in PC Card Slots (Type-II PCMCIA) and newer ExpressCard Slots. Features include EVDO Rev A (backwards compatible with Rev 0 and 1x), integrated VZAccess Manager software on the device, NovaSpeed software technology, and supports NDIS and VPN. It can be used on system running Windows 2000/Vista/XP and Mac OS X 10.4.0 or higher. The PC770 is available now through the Verizon Wireless site for $99 after a $50 rebate with a 2 year Mobile Broadband contract, $169 after rebate with a 1 year contract, or $269 full retail. The device will be available in-stores starting August 2nd.

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7 Comments

1. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Why did it take 4 years for a company to decide taht this sort of thing was a good idea? all they need now is the back portion (where the actual hardware is) to separate from the PCI/Express part and contain a USB option as well.. but that would be idiotic. No, really, having that part detach would defeat the whole purpose... i was just throwing it out there.

2. idiotwind13

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

More importantly a PC card adaptor that allows any Express card to work in a PCMCIA slot has been commercially available for a long time. Seems silly.

3. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Totally useless in my opinion. Most people prefer the versatility of the USB modems. Laptop or Desktop? Doesn't matter with USB modems.

5. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

i understand your argument in regards to the functionality, but the thing to remember is that pcmcia and express cards are going to run faster than a usb modem.

7. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

You have absolutely no argument there. It's just that most people are going with convenience rather than a speed difference they probably won't notice anyways.

4. tuminatr

Posts: 1092; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

its smart they only need to stock one care for pcmcia and express sounds like a good idea

6. sherjo311

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 24, 2009

wow. too little, far too late. this would have been handy back when laptop manufacturers decided to switch to express slots unannounced back in 2005. now? it's all usb.

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