Nova media (http://www.novamedia.de) has released the GlobeTrotter
Express 441, which allows Mac users to establish 3G connections with
an ExpressCard on all continents. The sleek modem supports HSPA
connections in the 850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands with up to 7.2
Mbit/s download speeds and up to 5.76 Mbit/s upload speeds.
The antenna of the GT Express 441 is retractable and automatically
powered off when retracted, so it can stay in the ExpressCard slot of
the MacBook Pro, even when traveling in an air plane.
“This card is the closest thing to a built-in 3G module,” says jan
Fuellemann of Nova media. “Whenever you withdraw the antenna, the
Internet connection is established. By retracting, the connection
will be closed. The supplied GlobeTrotter Connect software for Mac OS
X offers a convenient to use SMS text message manager besides
managing the mobile Internet connections. As usual, GPRS and EDGE
connections are supported in all 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz bands.”
GlobeTrotter Express 441 is available now for Euro 189.21 including
VAT (approximately US$267). The ExpressCard includes GlobeTrotter
Connect software for Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.6 and higher as well as
Windows XP and Vista.