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Sierra Wireless USB 598 modem available via Verizon

updated 05:25 pm EDT, Wed April 1, 2009

Sierra USB 598 modem out

Sierra Wireless has announced that its USB 598 modem is now available for use on the Verizon Wireless network, as it has passed through the provider's open development program. The 598 is said to be the smallest available modem that taps into Verizon's EVDO Rev. A network, for download speeds up to 3.1Mbps, and upload speeds as fast as 1.8Mbps.

Incorporated TRU-Install software takes users through the initial installation process, and does not require a separate CD or driver. Sierra Wireless Watcher installs from the modem as well, giving users a display of status, performance and network information. The stick moreover has a built-in microSD slot, allowing it to be used as a USB flash drive. A bundled clip and extension cable let users attach the device to a notebook display, for better signal reception.

The USB 598 is going on sale for $199.






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  1. mbdude

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    hands on review

    full, hands-on review of the Sierra Wireless USB 598 for Verizon wireless network can be found at http://bit.ly/usb598

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