Being a multiple Tablet PC person right now and suffering through the effects of having an integrated broadband account being tied to just my OQO Model 02, I’m definitely seeing the value in a more portable WWAN connectivity solution. This new USB Wireless modem, which will sell for $149.99, just announced by Verizon looks intriguing since it will also double as a device:
Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, today announced the availability of the USB727 Modem. Developed by Novatel Wireless , a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, and carrying the distinction of being the world’s smallest Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revolution A (Rev. A) modem stick, the USB727 features an integrated microSD(TM) slot, allowing for the seamless storage and transport of up to 4 GB of files, photos or videos. Customers may purchase the USB727 Modem today online at http://www.verizonwireless.com and through Verizon Wireless’ business sales channels. USB727 Modem will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores including those in Circuit City on October 5.
The USB727 is designed to work with any computing device equipped with a Type A USB port — including most desktops, notebooks, and tablet PCs — and provides on-the-go access to Verizon Wireless’ national high-speed wireless broadband network. With out-of-box support for most operating systems, including Windows(R) (Vista, XP, 2000), Mac(R) and Linux, the USB727 enables Verizon Wireless customers to stay connected to online resources with speeds and performance similar to those of traditional cable or DSL connections.
The USB727 is optimized for Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO Rev.