If you're still rocking a PCMCIA slot, and haven't filled it yet with some other tantalizing 3G option, Cingular
just busted out its first UMTS/HSDPA laptop card, the Sierra Wireless Aircard 875
, which might strike your fancy. Built by Sierra Wireless
, who has been quite busy on this front of late, the card has theoretical peaks of 3.6Mbps down and 384Kbps up, and Cingular rates the actual speeds at around 400-700 and 100-120 respectively. While there's not much point to the purchase if you don't have Cingular's 3G Broadband Connect service in your area, the card can serve up EDGE data in a pinch. Without contract the 875 will run you $349.99, but with $149.99 off for a 2-year service agreement, and an additional $100 rebate when you sign up for unlimited data service, you might emerge from your local Cingular store relatively unscathed.
[Thanks, Josh M.]