Sierra Wireless announced that its USB 598 modem, which we’ve already seen being offered through Sprint, is now compatible with the Verizon Wireless network. This, however, doesn’t mean you can grab the device on a contract. Rather, Sierra only wanted to say that you can buy the modem and separately pay for Verizon’s mobile broadband service.
As for the USB 598 itself, we’re talking about a small, EV-DO Rev. A-compatible device here, which allows maximum data speeds of 3.1 Mbps on the downlink and 1.8 Mbps on the uplink. There’s also a microSD memory card slot in the modem, as well as all the software required, pre-installed on the device, eliminating a need for a separate CD with drivers.
Want it? The Sierra Wireless USB 598 is now available for purchase through Brightpoint, Brightstar, and Sierra Wireless’ eStore.