By David Ponce
Remember the somewhat uglylicious Franklin Wireless EVDO USB card we wrote about a couple days ago? Well, that was a fine way to get online on an EVDO network, using your PCMCIA-less portable device.
But, what if you do have such a slot? Then there’s Sony Ericsson’s GC86 quad-band GSM PC card, which recently got FCC approval. Simply insert card into laptop, put SIM card in, and you’re good to go. Aside from being compatible with GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz networks, you also have the ability to edit the contacts inside your SIM. Also, it seems like you might also be able to use your PC as a communication device; seeing as your mobile will be disabled from lack of SIM, this feature would actually be quite useful, if not essential.
No word on pricing or availability.