AT&T Debuts AirCard 890 With ExpressCard And PCMCIA Support

AT&T Debuts AirCard 890 With ExpressCard And PCMCIA Support

Mobile data use is sharply on the rise. There's really no arguing that. A lot of data flows through AT&T's network, and with the introduction of this new card, a lot more probably will. Sierra Wireless has just announced one of the more unique WWAN cards that we have ever seen, and in fact, it's the first on AT&T's network to boast a "2-in-1" form factor. This means that it can support both ExpressCard and PC Card (PCMCIA) slots, so regardless of which you have, you'll be all set here.

The AirCard 890 is the most versitile LaptopConnect card ever, and it's able to support AT&T's high-speed 7.2Mbps HSPA technology. It also has integrated GPS technology which enables location-based services to work, making it easier than ever for customers to get to their desired destination, or providing benefits to companies with a mobile workforce. The AirCard 890 also ships with AT&T's Global Network Client (AGNC), which provides business customers integrated and highly secure connectivity with AT&T VPN Services.

It will be on sale starting on May 5 for $49.99 after mail-in rebate and a new two-year DataConnect contract of at least $35 a month.


Whether traveling across town or in the more than 195 countries where AT&T offers data service, the AirCard 890 is a great solution for business customers who need to access email, the internet and business applications from their laptop while on the go. Customers can also enjoy convenient access to AT&T's more than 20,000 U.S. Wi-Fi hotspots (with qualified DataConnect plan and Wi-Fi enabled laptop).  

"The Sierra Wireless AirCard 890 offers our first 2-in-1 form factor, with both PC Card and ExpressCard slot compatibility," said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Phone Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "In addition to enhancing our portfolio of HSPA 7.2 devices, the AirCard 890 provides a flexible and convenient solution for business customers to access email and business applications while on the go."


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Not a bad card here and the price is reasonable to boot. This would be great for people who live in a rural town and do not have internet piped in to their home. I know a few people in this situation.

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I really don't see how this is going to last very long. Just like those other WWAN cards, now that they are outdated we cant even give them away.

With the rise of all the USB G4 dongles, the price and service is a much better choice than having to sign a two year contract on top of purchasing the hardware.

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