AT&T is looking to please as many customers as possible with the new Sierra Wireless AirCard 890. The LaptopConnect device has the unique quality of being able to support both PC Card and ExpressCard slots.
With a more business-oriented demographic in mind, most of the release discusses how having the Sierra AirCard 890 will improve working with customers. For instance, along with support for AT&T's 3G network and HSPA 7.2 technology, this WWAN card also packs built-in GPS for more efficient location-based services. Seems useful and relevant, but really this AirCard could probably suit most consumers looking for a WWAN device and has a notebook computer with one of those two card slots.
Granted your laptop is set up with Wi-Fi and you have an AT&T DataConnect contract, you can also connect at the service provider's 20,000 hotspots nationwide. Wherever you connect should be rather secure given that the AirCard comes with VPN services.
AT&T is releasing the AirCard 890 on Wednesday, May 5th with a price tag set at $149.99. But that price is knocked down to $49 after the mail-in rebate, which returns in the form of a $100 "AT&T Promotion Card." Oh, and don't forget about the required two-year DataConnect contract starting at $35 per month.