Their are pictures floating around of the EVDO Novatel Merlin EX720 Rev A ExpressCard coming out from Sprint. This device will be in the 34mm form factor and be compatible with laptops that have an ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54. Since the other Novatel 720 family (U720 and S720) both have GPS, we are guessing that the Novatel EX720 will also have built-in GPS support. Since the U720/720 also have both a flip up antenna and an external antenna port, we expect the Novatel EX720 to have the same.
Mac OS X Support
The Merlin EX720 does not work "off the shelf" with MacBook Pros. However, when ordering a Merlin EX720 from us (the Mac EVDO Experts), we will do the following:
- pre-activate the EX720 before shipping
- upgrade the firmware (Sprint Firmware required by 4/30)
- update the PRL - needed for roaming
- include a CD for PowerBooks and MacBook Pros
- provide free Mac Support (only if you purchase from us, Sprint doesn't support Macs - WE DO)!
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