Sierra Wireless announced an agreement to supply the new Sierra Wireless AirCard(R) 595U USB
modem for access to the Sprint Mobile Broadband EV-DO Rev A Network. The
Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Modem (AirCard 595U) will be available next month
in Sprint sales channels, including retail stores and at, and
can be purchased for as low as $49.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement and
$50 mail in rebate. Sprint and Sierra Wireless are also demonstrating the
modem at CTIA Wireless 2007, held March 27 to 29 at the Orange County
Convention Center in Orlando, Florida (visit Sprint in Booth No.2987 and
Sierra Wireless in Booth No.3141).

“We are pleased to collaborate with Sprint in the launch of our newest
product, the AirCard 595U USB modem,” said Dan Schieler, senior vice
president, Worldwide Sales for Sierra Wireless. “With value-added features
like the included desktop docking cradle, access to Sprint Location Services
with the latest version of Sprint Connection Manager, and battery boosted
power for better performance in a variety of coverage areas, the AirCard 595U
delivers a best-in-class solution for data customers looking for the
flexibility that a USB interface provides.”

The stylish and compact AirCard 595U USB modem can be plugged directly
into the USB ports of notebook or desktop computers, or can be connected
through an included docking cradle. This offers an alternative for customers
without PCMCIA card slots and allows them to move a single wireless data
service between multiple computers. The AirCard 595U includes an internal
battery to ensure optimal performance, and offers GPS capability to enable
“locate and search” functionality. The AirCard 595U supports both Windows and
Macintosh operating systems.