There is significant news that looks very good. Novatel is said to be near a deal that will use Sockets cards for their whole Merlin line that will play well for the bottom line in 2004, Also the design wins will be coming shortly along with corporate initiatives. Please stay tuned.. EE will jump on board shortly.
Novatel doesn't use Scoket cards. Scoket claims some limited IP involving IO and removable MMC. The ASIC is not patented by Scoket and is likely produced by ALi or National Semi. You'll note that Scoket hides everything behind NDAs because the ASICs can be purchased from OEM (not Scoket) IMO.
Ship is sinking - has been smoke and mirrors for years!