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PREVIEW: The Option GlobeTrotter arrived today for testing
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 17.05.02 - 15:56:00 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 6715x
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As I wrote 10 days ago, Option is now ready to ship its GPRS PCMCIA card and thanks to Option, I got my reviewers sample today. So I will play a little bit with the card during the weekend. I hope the weather becomes good that I can take my Notebook to use it in one of our famous Beer Gardens here in Munich to update PPCW.Net with a good glass of Bavarian beer and the Option card. ;-)

However, my first impression is that it works pretty good with the Compaq iPAQ H3870 (5 minutes after I plugged it into the Pocket PC I got the first call so I had the chance to had a serious 35 minutes call and it worked just like my mobile phone) and also with my Sony Vaio Notebook.

Now it becomes time to setup some GPRS and CSD data connections on both machines to test it against the Compaq Wireless Pack. Remember that Option delivers the GPRS hardware on the Wireless Pack, so I expect at least the same connection speed I already get with the Wireless Pack. See more during the next week.

Cheers ~ Arne