What a wacky and competitive world it is in the race for cellular broadband supremacy.
According to sources, Sprint's new U727 EVDO USB modem was supposed to be announced on 10/01/07 but everything was pushed up and announced yesterday, after Verizon announced their version of the same device, the USB727.
Verizon's press release came out first, and announced they would ship their USB727's out on 10/05. Sprint's release comes out second, but they announce that they plan on shipping their U727's out on 10/01 and if they do, they get product out first.
Whatever the case may be, 3Gstore.com has both on order, and we'll ship them as soon as we get them.
In conjunction with the releases, 3gstore.com has announced a new promotion for the Sprint U727 - The first 100 customers who buy the Sprint Novatel U727 from 3GStore.com will get a FREE 1 GigaByte microSD card included with their order, so that they can actually use the flashdrive as soon as they get it.
Click here to take advantage of this special deal, right now
For those with more storage needs, 3GStore.com also will be selling the Sprint 4GB microSD card online.
If you are looking to save some $$$, purchase your Verizon USB727 from 3Gstore.com. Verizon is selling the USB727 for $149.99 (after $50 mail-in rebate on 2 year plan). 3Gstore.com is selling the USB727 for $69.99 (after $50 mail-in rebate on 2 year plan).
Looks like Sprint Wins. We got our first U727 on Tuesday 10/2/2007. More info at: U727 - First Impressions