updated 04:30 pm EDT, Tue April 21, 2009
Sprint adds AirCard 402
Sprint Mobile recently announced it has added the Sierra Wireless AirCard 402 for PC and Mac notebooks, endowing them with EV-DO Rev. A wireless access. The AirCard 402 ships with an adapter that allows for the card's use in a PC's card slot or its ExpressCard slot. Half of the AirCard 402's 64MB of memory can be used to store files, and the antenna is built-in, making for a totally contained form factor.
Sprint SmartView software is contained on the card's memory, so a CD is not required to set it up on computers. GPS capabilities are built-in, letting users find their locations as well as nearby points of interest. The card also has integrated LED graphics to light up when in use.
It is compatible with Windows Vista, XP and 2000, as well as Mac OSX and Linux operating systems. The Sprint AirCard 402 is available now, priced at $100 after a two-year contract, instant savings and a $50 mail-in rebate.