Product Launch by Michelle Ruhfass on Wednesday March 05, 2008.
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Sierra Wireless today unveiled its latest, and smallest, USB 3G modem, the Compass 597. The new device mobile broadband access speeds on EV-DO Rev. A networks, providing up to 3.1Mbps for downloads and 1.8Mbps for uploads.
The Compass 597 USB modem also features a built-in GPS antenna and the manufacturers own LBS technology, TRU-Locate, for quick and accurate navigation pinpoints. It also sports a microSD card slot for memory expansion, and a flexible antenna connection extender for boost signal strength.
The small Compass 597 USB modem is expected to be available in Q2 of this year.
Michelle is MobileBurn.com's Managing Editor, and is responsible for sourcing devices for reviews.