Sprint to launch Rev. A card with GPS

Sprint will offer what it calls the first Rev. A data card with GPS functionality early next month when it launches the Merlin EX720 by Novatel Wireless. Sprint Rev. A data card users with the new card and an enhanced version of the Sprint Connection Manager software will be able to perform location-based searches to find a nearby restaurant, gas station, bank and other points of interest without having to input their current location. When the GPS functionality is engaged, the data card will obtain a location reading and launch one of the online mapping programs. Sprint plans to offer other devices with GPS-LBS capability later in the year.

For more on the Sprint Rev. A GPS data card:
- read this company press release

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