As we reported last month from the CTIA show, the AirCard 595U is now shipping from Sprint. This is the second USB modem to ship from Sprint (the first was the Ovation U720). We will be benchmarking the 595U this week and report on it on EVDOinfo.com. The AirCard 595U also includes a built-in antenna port, BUT we have heard it is NOT the same connector as the AirCard 595 PCMCIA (more on the AC595U antenna port)
This modem has the following features:
- Includes USB cradle
- Includes built-in rechargeable battery (used to give additional power when in weaker signal areas, previous USB modems used a USB Y Cable)
- Built-in GPS (U720 also has GPS, first Sierra modem to support GPS)
- antenna port for external antennas and amplifiers
- Mac drivers from Sierra (purchase from 3Gstore.com for free support and Mac CD)
To get the latest info, visit our EVDOforums.com discussion on the AirCard 595U.