nova media, a Berlin based business, announced their 3GB USB modem modem today.
The modem supports EDGE, GPRS and HSDPA connections with up to 7.2 Mbit/s download speed.
“The iCON 225 is a reliable and affordable 3G modem for the Mac community, which is not SIM loacked or otherwise bound to a certain provider or network,” said Jan Fuellemann, nova media spokesperson. “The iCON 225 supports the fast HSDPA protocol in all 2100 MHz networks, which are common in Europe and Asia. In most other countries, EDGE and GPRS are supported which offer speeds up to 220 Kbit/s in downloading data and up to 120 Kbit/s in uploading data.”
The modem includes launch2net for Mac OS X, an internet connect wizard.
This past week, Nova Media announced that cell phone owners can now use iSync plug-in devices to synchronize contacts and dates with a Mac computer, even if the iSync does not yet support their particular cell phone model. The most recent 6.2 version of the Nova Media plug-in for the iSync supports 36 new cell phones from Nokia and Sony Ericsson.
“We now support most new Sony Ericcson cell phones, bringing the total number of supported devices to 190,” said Jan Fuellemann, PR spokesperson at Nova Media in a press release from the company.
The iSync phone plug-in from Nova Media is available online for approximately $10. Every purchase includes free updates for one year beginning with the date of purchase.