Gear 07/02

Keep your broadband communications safe; BlackBerry gets a voice.
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EtherFast Cable/DSL VPN Router with 4-Port Switch

It's dangerous out there on the . Ensure safe communications among branch or field offices, telecommuters and other remote network users by enclosing them in tunnels created with a Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL VPN Router. The new BEFVP41 supports up to 70 simultaneous tunnels and is compatible with other popular IPSec VPN hardware and software. The router offers 56-bit DES or 168-bit 3DES encryption and automatic user authentication.

BlackBerry 5810

  • Research in Motion
  • (877) 400-1080 (AT&T Wireless) or (866) VSTRB2B (VoiceStream)
  • Street price: $499 from GSM/GPRS network carriers

Research In Motion's popular BlackBerry, which made always-on e-mail a hit, has a new dimension: voice. The BlackBerry 5810 has an internal antenna and a wireless modem for GSM/GPRS voice networks. Now you can talk, send and read e-mail or retrieve information from WAP or WML Web sites. The device uses Sun's Java 2 Micro Edition operating system.


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