Wouldn't you know that almost immediately after I post my review of the Verizon Wireless V640 EV-DO Express Card/34 from Novatel, they announce the successor? Moore's Law at it's finest.
EV-DO Rev. A is becoming the successor to the first revision of the standard, EV-DO Rev. 0… Rev. A offers fast packet establishment on both the forward and reverse links along with air interface enhancements that reduce latency and improve data rates. In addition to the increase in the maximum downlink rate from 2.45 Mbps to 3.1 Mbps, Rev. A has a significant improvement in the maximum uplink data rate, from 153 kbps to 1.8 Mb/s. This improvement assumes early acknowledgment of the first subpacket, typical data rates therefore average below 1 Mbps
3Gstore.com is selling the V740 Rev A ExpressCard for US$110 with a new two year service plan. The monthly fee is US$60 per month for existing Verizon cell phone customers and US$80 per month for new customers.
Look for a review in the coming weeks.