Travellers love Verizon’s EVDO service. You can get a reasonably speedy broadband connection for your cell phone/PDA or for your notebook computer, almost anywhere there’s cell phone coverage.

For a computer, the service requires a new piece of hardware – “high speed cellular card” is as good a name as any. Here’s a review of a Kyocera card, for example. Similar cards can be built into some new laptops at a similar price, $150-$300. Then Verizon collects $60-$80/month for data service.

Did you know there’s a new slot in some notebook PCs called “ExpressCard”? It’s smaller than the traditional PCMCIA slot, so new hardware has to be designed for it, like this Novatel high speed cellular card.

“ExpressCard”? What is ExpressCard?