Dell Releases EVDO ExpressCard

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Dell today announced the release of the Dell Wireless 5700 Mobile Broadband ExpressCard.  An ExpressCard solution for integrating Verizon EVDO into your notebook.  The card is available now via Dell.com and costs $179 and for a limited time customers can use Verizon service for 30-days free.


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The new mobile broadband ExpressCard supports the Evolution-Data Optimized (EV DO) wireless technology, enabling high-speed connectivity to the Internet using the Verizon Wireless network.  Mobile broadband connectivity enables more flexibility and productivity. Users can connect without needing a Wi-Fi hotspot, and easy, anywhere connectivity means less downtime. For a limited time, Dell customers who purchase the Dell Wireless 5700 ExpressCard can try Verizon Wireless’s BroadbandAccess free for 30 days.  A full unlimited data description to Verizon is $80/month if you are not a Verizon subscriber and $59.99/month if you are currently a Verizon customer.  You can also pay for one session at a time at the cost of $15 for 24 hours of access, see Verizon’s website for this information: http://news.vzw.com/news/2006/03/pr2006-03-29.html.  Visit www.dell.com/verizonwireless for all of the pricing information.

Many manufacturers have now switched to including ExpressCard slots in notebooks instead of PCMCIA slots, but accessories have been slow to arrive.  This new Dell 5700 EVDO card is welcome news to those that have been waiting for more ExpressCard options to come about.  Even better is that this card is ExpressCard/34 so that it will work in the smaller slots that ultraportables generally have.

Dell makes it easy for customers to order and use mobile broadband options. Customers can purchase the Dell Wireless 5700 Mobile Broadband ExpressCard for $179 with most new Dell notebook computers or seperately through Dell Software and Peripherals. Upon receiving the notebook or new ExpressCard, customers contact Dell for activation.

To purchase the 5700 Mobile Broadband card visit this link on Dell.com.

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