I’ve been using a Sony Ericsson GC82 card for EDGA data access for some time. I was about to upgrade to a GC83 (it’s a tri-band, the GC82 is dual-band US only), but not anymore. Sony Ericsson has just announced the GC89, a quad-band card that is also a WiFi adapter. EDGE, GPRS, CSD, SMS over GSM 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 bands, and WiFi too. This has to be the ultimate connectivity tool. The GC89 will be available starting Q4 2004 for operator acceptance testing and customer trials, with full commercial availability slated for Q1 2005. Press release at http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=global&lc=en&ver=4001&template=pc1_1_1&zone=pc&lm=pc1&prid=2432.

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