Nova media on Friday introduced
Mobile High Speed 3G, which adds the ability for Macs to connect to online services through mobile phones using the UMTS protocol. UMTS is gaining traction in Europe and provides the ability to download up to 384Kbps. In addition to UMTS, Mobile High Speed 3G provides support for GPRS, EDGE, HSCSD and GSM-based cell phone networks worldwide.
The software configures your Mac to communicate over those cell phone wireless networks without requiring the user to configure initialization strings, APN numbers, user names, modem scripts or passwords, according to nova media. More than 200 network settings for mobile carriers in Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America have been provided, along with support for more than 87 phones and PC card modems.
Mobile High Speed 3G costs US$91.50 or €75, plus VAT. Upgrades from previous versions cost €39.95 (about $47.25 at current exchange rates). System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.x or higher.