updated 01:50 pm EST, Wed December 20, 2006
Cingular Option GT Max
Wireless carrier Cingular today made the Option GT Max 3.6 an option for subscribers to its mobile broadband plans. The PC Card adapter is capable of the full 3.6Mbps theoretical download speed on Cingular's HSDPA network. It also works as a true global Internet device, Cingular says: the receiver is a tri-band device that works with internetional HSDPA and UMTS access as well as legacy support for EDGE networks with Cingular and abroad. Seldom seen amongst its kind is a retractable antenna that slides into the card itself, improving reception without leaving the card exposed during travel. Cingular retails the GT Max for $350 but lowers its price to $50 when linked to a two-year contract.