nova media announced the immediate availability of the iCON 225 USB-based 3G modem on Thursday. The modem supports HSDPA connections, up to 7.2Mbit/s downloads, and quad-band EDGE and GPRS.
The iCON 225 isn't SIM-locked to any cell carrier, making it easy to use around the world. It also includes nova media's launch2net application that auto-connects to a long list of mobile service providers in several countries. The modem also includes a USB extension cable and lanyard.
The iCON 225 is priced at €117 (about US$157.27) and requires Mac OS X 10.4.11, or 10.5.2 or higher.