Novatel

  • Novatel Shows Off The Globetrotting Verizon Jetpack Hotspot

    Novatel Shows Off The Globetrotting Verizon Jetpack Hotspot

    We’re no strangers to Novatel Wireless — their aircards have been saving us on a regular basis this week — and now they’ve swung by our part of the ShowStoppers stage to show off their new Jetpack mobile hotspot for Verizon. Read More

  • Novatel Wireless To Acquire Enfora For Up To $70 Million

    Novatel Wireless To Acquire Enfora For Up To $70 Million

    Wireless broadband solutions provider Novatel Wireless has agreed to acquire Enfora, a privately-held provider of wireless asset-management solutions and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, for approximately $64.5 million in cash. The purchase price includes the pay down of all debt. Additional consideration of up to $6 million, depending on certain performance targets being met, is also… Read More

  • Comcast Teams Up With Novatel, Sells High-Speed 2go

    Comcast Teams Up With Novatel, Sells High-Speed 2go

    Good news if you’re a Comcast subscriber and you’ve been looking into their High-Speed 2go product. Comcast just announced that they’ve picked Novatel as the provider for the USB modems used in their mobile broadband service. Read More

  • Trek the globe with the Verizon USB1000 Global Modem

    Trek the globe with the Verizon USB1000 Global Modem

    Globe trotters- Starting tomorrow you’ll be able to purchase the Verizon Wireless USB1000 Global Modem (Novatel) for $150 after a $50 MIR with a two-year contract. Read More

  • Virgin Mobile USA offers Broadband2Go service with no contract

    Virgin Mobile USA offers Broadband2Go service with no contract

    Using Sprint’s EVDO Rev. A network, Virgin Mobile USA announced today the launch of their wireless broadband service, Broadband2Go. When the service goes live later this month you’ll be able to purchase a Novatel Ovation MC760 USB dongle for $150 sans contract. Pay-as-you-go VM Top-Up cards can be purchased in the following increments: 100MB, 250MB, 500MB and 1GB. Here’s where… Read More

  • The Verizon MiFi 2020 EV-DO portable WiFi router

    The Verizon MiFi 2020 EV-DO portable WiFi router

    We’ve had a special place in our hearts for the Novatel Wireless MiFi ever since we played with one at CES. Verizon let it leak via the MiFi’s online manual that the carrier was getting the portable EV-DO router sometime soon, but now we have info to fill in the blanks. The Verizon MiFi 2020 appears to be all of the hotness that the pre-production Novatel was with ability to share… Read More

  • The Verizon MiFi 2200 EV-DO portable WiFi router

    The Verizon MiFi 2200 EV-DO portable WiFi router

    We’ve had a special place in our hearts for the Novatel Wireless MiFi ever since we played with one at CES. Verizon let it leak via the MiFi’s online manual that the carrier was getting the portable EV-DO router sometime soon, but now we have info to fill in the blanks. The Verizon MiFi 2020 appears to be all of the hotness that the pre-production Novatel was with ability to share… Read More

  • Novatel intros ‘MiFi’ mobile broadband router

    Novatel intros ‘MiFi’ mobile broadband router

    Novatel might be on to something with its MiFi device. It’s basically a rechargeable, portable wireless router that ingests mobile data signals and spits them back out as standard Wi-Fi. The company is calling the technology an “Intelligent Mobile Hotspot,” in case you were longing for some industry jargon. The idea certainly isn’t new, but this version may very well be… Read More

  • Hands on: Novatel Ovation USB760 modem for Verizon Wireless

    Hands on: Novatel Ovation USB760 modem for Verizon Wireless

    Novatel’s latest USB modem, Ovation MC760 Micro, has arrived at the CrunchGear office and it sure is tiny. It will be available from Verizon Wireless starting December 1st. It’s been redubbed the USB760 Modem for VZW and promises an average of 600 kbps to 1.4 mbps down and 500-800kbps up. The price for this dandy is $100 after a MIR and two-year contract. Not sure if this has been… Read More

  • Novatel announces the smallest EVDO Rev. A USB modem, Ovation MC760 Micro

    Novatel announces the smallest EVDO Rev. A USB modem, Ovation MC760 Micro

    Does the human crab claw freak anyone else out? Seriously? Today, Novatell Wireless announced the MC760 that weighs less than an ounce and measures less than two inches in length. Like the Novatel Ovation U727 before it, the MC760 features built-in GPS and a microSD slot that supports up to 8GB. It will launch this quarter with Sprint and/or Verizon Wireless. Read More

  • Review: Novatel Ovation U727 for Sprint

    Review: Novatel Ovation U727 for Sprint

    What would I have done the last few months without my precious Novatel broadband dongle from Sprint? I would have had a hard time bringing you news from the halls of CES without trekking over to the blounge. We would have been sans photos from the Macworld keynote. I also would not have been able to post videos while waiting at JFK for our adventures at CeBIT. I think you get the point. Read More

  • Sprint updates drivers for Mac OS X

    Sprint updates drivers for Mac OS X

    I sure hope this works because I haven’t been able to use one of my Sprint dongles for months. Sprint has updated their drivers for Novatel EV-DO Rev. A devices (S720, U720, EX720 and U727) to play nice with Leopard and its WWAN framework. Sprint is even allowing your dongles to be used as GPS devices free of charge. High five, Sprint. Version 2.0 is a hefty 12MB and I hope it’s… Read More

  • Hands on with the Sprint Novatel Wireless Ovation U727 dongle

    Hands on with the Sprint Novatel Wireless Ovation U727 dongle

    Besides the AT&T Duo, I received the latest USB dongle from Novatel for Sprint’s wicked fast EV-DO Rev A. network. The U727′s most notable features are the microSD slot and GPS. Once I get this up and running I’ll have a full review. If all goes well and I hope it does, the U727 will be my workhorse for CES next month. Read More

  • Novatel V740 Rev A ExpressCard Brings The Speed (For A Price)

    Novatel V740 Rev A ExpressCard Brings The Speed (For A Price)

    Due out of the end of March is the Novatel V740 Revision A ExpressCard for Verizon. Aside from having an extremely long product name, this card will give you some fantastic speeds whether you use OS X or Windows. However, this card isn’t as cheap as we’d like it to be. You can nab it online for $110 with a 2-year contract from 3Gstore.com and word on the street is that Verizon may… Read More

  • Latest System Update for MacBooks Includes 3G Drivers for Novatel

    Apple today released a system update for MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops that includes drivers for popular Novatel 3G WWAN adapters, including the current ExpressCard offerings from Cingular and ExpressCard and USB modems from Sprint and Verizon. The updates are installed automagically with via Software Update. When cellular carriers started rolling out their 3G networks, many Mac users… Read More

  • Sprint U720 Brings EV-DO Rev. A to USB

    You may or may not remember the Novatel EV-DO Rev. A USB dongle from Sprint that Mr. Hickey reported on way back in Octubre. Well the U720 has started to surface and SlashGear has an exclusive (!!!!) review of it up. Mr. Davies from SlashGear was able to get a not unimpressive 342Kbps down and 127Kbps up. Also notable is the fact that he was able to run it on OS X. So I guess if you count… Read More

  • Novatel Gives Sprint EV-DO Revision A USB Dongle

    Now that Sprint is rolling out its badass EV-DO Revision A network, with its mobile Internet access at broadband speeds, many people are going to want to pick up one of those fancy new Rev A compatible PCMCIA or Express Cards for their laptops. But what if they’re one of the millions who own laptops without said card slots? Don’t worry, Novatel has them covered. Its offering up a… Read More

  • Novatel Conjures Up HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/EIEIO Express Card

    Say you’ve got a cell phone provider with high-speed data, like Cingular. Then say you’ve got a laptop with one of these slick new Express Card slots, like the MacBook Pro. The traditional PCMCIA cards Cingular sells aren’t compatable. What to do? Wait a little while longer, that’s what. But not much longer. Novatel has introduced us to their Merlin XU870. It’s… Read More