New sleek 3G modem embraces look and feel of current Macintosh computers

in Hardware (E)

[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - nova media today unveiled iCON 431, a sleek 3G USB modem with memory stick functionality for Macintosh computers. The iCON 431 supports most kinds of mobile connection speeds and can be used worldwide. The iCON 431 supports high speed data transfers with up to 7.2 Mbit/s download and up to 2.0 Mbit/s upload, depending on the network's capabilities.

The modem includes a microSD card slot, so it can be used as a memory stick with up to 8 Gigabytes of memory. For future compatibility, it is upgradeable to support high upload speeds with up to 5.76 Mbps.

"The sleek design and silver/black color scheme makes the iCON 431 a perfect match for any recent Mac." states jan Fuellemann, PR spokesperson at nova media. "The USB connector is retractable, which makes this modem extremely easy to transport."

The iCON 431 includes the internet connect wizard launch2net for Mac OS X which offers a one-click connection to the Internet without the need to enter cryptic configuration details. launch2net already includes connection settings for most mobile network providers worldwide and displays time and data consumption of mobile online sessions.

Pricing and Availability:
The iCON 431 is available today from nova media for Euro 168 (plus sales tax if applicable), and requires Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.2 or higher and a SIM card enabled for mobile data connections. The modem includes a connection software for Windows and drivers for Linux can be obtained from nova media.

The founders of "nova media Mobile Data Solutions GmbH" started their business in 1996 in Berlin. The company specializes on mobile data solutions for Mac OS X. More information at their website or phone +49 30 3909040.

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