Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of the USB727 Modem. Here is more info:
"Developed by Novatel Wireless 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 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 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? (Vista, XP, 2000), Mac 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. A network and the company?s BroadbandAccess service which provides average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps. Verizon Wireless customers with the USB727 can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment ? the equivalent of a small PowerPoint presentation or a large PDF file ? in about eight seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 13 seconds.
Designed to be extremely durable and fit comfortably in any pocket, the USB727 combines a variety of innovative features into its tiny form factor, including an integrated dual-band diversity antennae system with flip-up antennae to maximize data speed performance and provide a strong network signal reception. VZAccess Manager Software is included to simplify set-up and navigation through the USB727?s features.
Pricing and Availability The USB727 is available at $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and new two-year agreement. Customers can get BroadbandAccess service for Internet browsing, e-mail and intranet access for $59.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement. Business customers may contact a Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative directly at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ."