GT Ultra and GT Ultra Express HSUPA Cards for AT&T Networks

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Option has taken the lid off of two HSUPA PC/Express cards—the GT Ultra and GT Ultra Express for AT&T's 3G BroadbandConnect and EDGE networks. The Ultra is compatible with laptops (PC or Mac) that feature a Card Type II slot while the Ultra Express has the Express card slots covered. Both devices are tri-band UMTS/HSPA and GPRS/EDGE compatible and can be had for $50 after a mail-in rebate and a two-year contract that is $60 or more. The good news is that you can score one for free (after rebate) if you sign up for a contract tomorrow. [AT&T via PR Newswire via CrunchGear]

DISCUSSION

Kinda off topic here, but...

Are they EVER going to come out with a wireless internet technology / pricing scheme that is going to allow me to replace my road runner (~7mbit) with a mobile device? IE, i hook it up to my router when i'm at home, and can get high speed data everywhere? I know 4g / wimax is "coming soon" but I feel like theyre going to jack up the price so sky high it's only going to make sense to "business customers" (i.e. suits who need to check their stock portfolio constantly and whose companies pay for every form of communication for them).

I'm crossing my fingers for google to win the 700mhz spectrum and use it to blanket the US with free 10mbit internet. I'm not holding my breath, however.