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CONNECTIVITY: Option to release two new wireless cards during ITU next week
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 10.10.03 - 18:59:24 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 7037x
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Option is going to release two new wireless Globetrotter PC cards: one which will include GSM, GPS and Wi-Fi in one card, the other will be a GSM, GPRS, UMTS dual mode PC card.

1. GLOBETROTTER COMBO Card (Universal Tri-band W-LAN/GPRS/GSM PC-radio card).
Using W-LAN the GlobeTrotter COMBO card reaches speeds up to 11Mbps. This makes it the ideal solution for high performance wireless functionality for laptops, notebooks and handheld PDA's. It enables users to make telephone calls, browse the internet, send and receive E-Mails, and connect to the corporate server from conference rooms, training centers and public hotspots such as airports, shopping malls, coffee shops and hotels.

2. 3G GLOBETROTTER (Multimode Multiband UMTS/GPRS/GSM PC-radio Card)
The 3G GlobeTrotter can be used on all UMTS/GPRS/GSM networks worldwide and reaches speeds up to 384kbps. The 3G GlobeTrotter is the best solution to deliver high performance wireless functionality for laptops, notebooks and handheld PDA's, and provides voice, high-speed data, as well as pictures, graphics, video communications to the mobile professional on the move.

Great news, especially I like the Globetrotter Combo Card with GSM, GPRS and Wi-Fi support! Well done Option!

However, I think the 3G networks are not ready today as this screenshots shows which I have recently received:

A top rate of 36 KBits/s isn't what I expect to get from a 3G network but more form a GPRS network.

Cheers ~ Arne

Source : [Option]