Sprint and Novatel create 3G EV-DO card for Macs

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3G wireless networks were getting quite a bit of press indirectly through the controversy that was the iPhone and the absense of 3G compatability. Well, on a different note, Mac users are going to have access to the 3G network on their computers now. Sprint and Novatel have developed an card compatable with ExpressCard/34 called the Merlin EX720. It allows for a average download speeds of up to 600 Kbps – 1.4 Mbps and average upload speeds of 350-500 Kbps. When it ships, the drivers for Mac OS X will come along with it, and it will cost a hefty $179.99 with a contract. –Nik Gomez

Sprint, Novatel Bring EV-DO to MacBook Pro [via CrunchGear]

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