Bell launches exclusive Novatel Wireless U727 USB modem



    2-in-1 modem and storage device runs on Bell Mobility's fast mobile data
    network

    TORONTO, Ontario, July 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today launched the exclusive
Novatel Wireless(TM) U727 USB modem, the first mobile data device available in
Canada that features a USB key design with a removable memory slot. The U727
also doubles as a data storage device, capable of housing a MicroSD card(*) with
up to 8 GB of memory.
    Wireless modems provide high-speed access to the Internet, email, network
applications and corporate VPNs, without requiring any wires, cables or phone
jacks. An alternative to relying on vulnerable public Wi-Fi hotspots, the
U727, operating on Bell's high speed mobile network, allows clients to remain
connected on the go, while maintaining a high level of security. The network
supports peak upload speeds of up to 1.8 megabits per second (Mbps) and peak
download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps.
    "The Novatel Wireless U727 is the newest and most compact addition to
Bell's extensive wireless connection card line-up", said Adel Bazerghi, Vice
President, Products for Bell Mobility. "Clients will enjoy the simplicity of
using the device to access the Internet and the convenience of its memory
slot."
    The Novatel Wireless U727 stores documents, presentations, multimedia
files and more. With dimensions of 70 mm by 25 mm, it is only slightly longer
than a standard memory stick. Compatible with Windows(R) XP(TM), Windows(R)
Vista(TM) and Macintosh(R) operating systems, the U727 integrates Mobile
Connect Basic software, allowing clients to easily install and configure their
connections and to review and manage their usage.
    "Mobile professionals require not only remote access to online corporate
resources, but also the ability to store and transport important data on the
fly," said Peter Leparulo, CEO of Novatel Wireless." Based on extensive
feedback from enterprise customers worldwide, Novatel Wireless designed the
U727 as the ultimate USB device for the mobile worker."
    Bell offers a variety of data plans for wireless modems, for every type
of use. For more information, please visit: bell.ca/connectioncardplans.
    The Novatel Wireless U727 USB modem is available for as little as $99.95
on a three-year contract. For details, please visit bell.ca/wirelessmodem.

    (*)Available for purchase separately

    About Novatel Wireless

    Novatel Wireless, Inc. is revolutionizing wireless communications. The
company is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless
broadband access solutions based on 3G WCDMA (HSDPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM
technologies. Novatel Wireless' Merlin(TM) PC Cards and ExpressCards,
Expedite(R) Embedded Modules, MobiLink(TM) Communications Software Suite,
Ovation(TM) Fixed Mobile Convergence Products and Conversa(TM) Software Suite
enable high-speed wireless access. The company delivers innovative 3G
solutions to operators, distributors and vertical markets worldwide.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ:  
NVTL. For more information please visit www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)

    About Bell

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit
www.bce.ca.




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For further information: media inquiries: Jason Laszlo, Bell Media
Relations, (416) 581-3311, 1-888-482-0809, jason.laszlo@bell.ca


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