If the Canucks out there have been getting a bit jealous at all the Rev A
love going around down south
, your resentment ends now -- well, sometime this year, anyway. Thanks to Telus
and Sierra Wireless, EV-DO Rev A connectvitiy is headed to Canada
in the coming months, as interested users will be able to pop the AirCard 595 into their laptop's PCMCIA slot and reportedly reach peak speeds of up to 3.1Mbps downstream and 1.8Mbps upstream. Of course, it is noted that typical speeds will range between 300 to 400Kbps whilst uploading, and 450 to 800Kbps on the downward slope, but you Canadians will probably take what you can get, eh? Unfortunately, there's no set dates for the future rollouts, and "select markets" is all we have to go on for availability, but we do know that Telus will be charging $349.99 for the AirCard
595 sans a contract, or you can lock yourself in for a whopping three years if you've only got $99.99 to spare.