AT&T announces Sierra Wireless AirCard 890


Staying connected to the Internet is always something that many of us take for granted these days, but what happens when you do not have access to a Wi-Fi network while you’re on the run? Fret not, there are many other solutions out there, where among them would include a data card. AT&T has just announced yet another of such cards in the form of the Sierra Wireless AirCard 890 as part of its AT&T LaptopConnect device portfolio, when it will be released to business customers from May 5th onwards. This special 2-in-1 form factor is capable of supporting both PC Card and ExpressCard slots, giving customers unprecedented flexibility with durability thrown in for good measure while you remain connected on AT&T’s High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 network when available.

All in all, the AirCard 890 has been positioned to be a solution for business customers who require to remain connected in order to access email, the Internet and business applications whenever they are out of the office with nothing but a notebook in tow. Apart from that, the Sierra Wireless AirCard 890 will also grant convenient access to over 20,000 U.S. Wi-Fi hotspots from AT&T as long as you subscribe to a qualified DataConnect plan and have a Wi-Fi enabled notebook.

Interestingly enough, AT&T has thrown in an integrated GPS functionality to enable location based services, making it a snap to arrive at your intended destination without getting lost, even when you are in an unfamiliar territory. Apart from that, mobile applications such as TeleNav Track LITE and Xora GPS Locator from AT&T are also thrown into the mix, enabling enterprise customers to add tracking and location awareness of employees, helping companies be more efficient in these economically troubling times. It also helps that you can locate the closest worker to attend a service call – neat, eh (for you, not the worker, heh!)? The Sierra Wireless AirCard 890 will be available online and via AT&T business channels nationwide for $49.99 after a mail-in rebate and having agreed to a new two-year DataConnect contract of at least $35 monthly.

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4 reviews or comments

hukiworld Says: April 23, 2010 at 1:58 am

What a rip-off! $35 monthly to receive just 7.2 Mbps when my high speed from my local ISP offers 100.0 Mbps for same or less. How stupid can people be, their going to pay for internet on your phone, home computer, and now ti stay connected 24/7 by aircard. Oh, and also connected with your iTouch, iPad, iPod and other gaming systems. So people will pay quadruple to have the same exact service on every device they own… That’s like paying your electric company four separate bills for the same service your already getting at home.

Are people that stupid? I have my nice 21″ flat LCD monitor with high-speed (8mg) at home and that’s it. You think I am going to pay extra to have internet on my phone to strain my eyes on a 3 inch screen when I have a 21″ at home?

Other than business individuals who truly need to be connected 24/7, nobody else needs that and much less for $35 monthly for such crappy 7.2 Mbps service- can’t even stream a clip on YouTube with that speed. You have to be a complete fool to buy that aircard.

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