The nozomi driver, needed for many Option UMTS/3G(+) datacards, now finally made it to become part of Linus official Linux kernel (git-) tree.
Since Gregs commit on last friday the driver can now be used when you compile your kernel with
Due to my care of the nozomi driver (btw: this is japanese for hope) i also have the honour to be listed as its author
To check whether your card is one of those supported by it, lspci of your card should report to have the Option Qualcom MSM6275 UMTS chip (PCI ID 1931:000C).
Thanks a lot to Greg Kroah-Hartman, who made this possible
For those of you who wonder how to use this card: even with this driver you need some userspace bits to really make use of your datacard. But thanks to e.g. utmsmon this is really easy.