New Sierra Wireless AirCard 890 LaptopConnect Device Announced by AT&T

AT&T today announced the newest device in the AT&T LaptopConnect device portfolio, the Sierra Wireless AirCard 890, will be available to business customers beginning May 5.  The unique 2-in-1 form factor supports both PC Card and ExpressCard slots while providing customers with durable and flexible options to stay connected on the nation’s fastest 3G network.  The AirCard 890 will be compatible with AT&T’s High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 technology.

Whether traveling across town or in the more than 195 countries where AT&T offers data service, the AirCard 890 is a great solution for business customers who need to access email, the internet and business applications from their laptop while on the go. Customers can also enjoy convenient access to AT&T’s more than 20,000 U.S. Wi-Fi hotspots (with qualified DataConnect plan and Wi-Fi enabled laptop). 

“The Sierra Wireless AirCard 890 offers our first 2-in-1 form factor, with both PC Card and ExpressCard slot compatibility,” said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Phone Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “In addition to enhancing our portfolio of HSPA 7.2 devices, the AirCard 890 provides a flexible and convenient solution for business customers to access email and business applications while on the go.”

Additionally, the device offers built-in GPS functionality, enabling location based services, making it easier than ever for customers to get to their desired destination, or providing benefits to companies with a mobile workforce. Through AT&T’s mobile applications such as TeleNav Track LITE™ and Xora GPS Locator from AT&T, enterprise customers can add tracking and location awareness of employees, a benefit for companies looking to improving efficiency, such as response time by easily locating the closest worker to a service call.

”For more than 12 years, mobile professionals have relied on Sierra Wireless AirCard products for fast, convenient access to online information and applications,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, North American Carrier and Distribution Sales for Sierra Wireless (TSX: SW – NASDAQ: SWIR). “The Sierra Wireless AirCard 890 2-in-1 device offers a low profile, durable design that allows it to be safely stored in the laptop for a quick connection between flights or in the back of a taxi. Features like GPS, VPN support, and automatic reconnection capability make it an invaluable tool for busy professionals. We are pleased to extend our longstanding collaboration with AT&T and to provide the AirCard 890 exclusively to AT&T customers.”

The AirCard 890 ships with AT&T’s Global Network Client (AGNC), which provides business customers integrated and highly secure connectivity with AT&T VPN Services.  AGNC offers a single connection client that makes standardization easier and enables access to corporate networks, including mobile data networks, Wi-Fi and broadband. 

Beginning May 5, Sierra Wireless AirCard 890 will be available online and through AT&T business channels nationwide for $49.99 after mail-in rebate and a new two-year DataConnect contract of at least $35 a month (pay $149.99 and after mail-in rebate receive $100 AT&T Promotion Card. Two-year agreement and DataConnect plan required).

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