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Sprint announces the Novatel Wireless MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot for launch on February 27

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Novatel Wireless MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot for Sprint

Slated to launch February 27, Sprint recently announced the new Novatel Wireless MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot device. At the size of a credit card, the Mobile hotspot device can connect with five different devices simultaneously to provide 3G or 4G wireless Internet, depending on your location. With four hours of constant usage, or sixty hours of standby time, the MiFi device is a great solution for users looking for a strong WiFi signal on the go for their laptop, eReader, smartphone, netbook, or tablet computer. Retail price for the Novatel Wireless MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot is $49.99 on a two year agreement. However, remember the devices incurs a service charge of $59.99 a month.

Feel free to read the full press release below.

MiFi® 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Novatel Wireless

Big on Power, Small on Size

Sprint’s ultra-compact MiFi® 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Novatel Wireless brings customers the portability of the
MiFi design with one-touch connectivity for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices, including a tablet, eReaders, laptops
or gaming consoles. Delivering a true wireless experience with no cables or software installation required, the
MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot easily supports all the needs of a family household, a frequent traveler who wants
to avoid Wi-Fi charges, or even a small business team in a form factor about the size of a credit card. Sprint is
the first carrier to launch a 4G MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot preloaded with MiFi OS™, widgets and application
support, adding capabilities beyond just Internet connectivity. Its predecessor, the MiFi 2200 by Novatel Wireless,
was the industry’s first 3G Intelligent Mobile Hotspot. This version with 4G accessibility offers download speeds
that are up to 10 times faster than 3G service.1 It also features an external display with status indicators for
battery, signal strength and number of connected devices as well as shared storage capability through a
microSD™ slot for up to a 32GB memory card. It supports Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.

FEATURES:
• 3G EV-DO Rev. A and WiMAX capable
• 10mm x 35mm eInk display with status indicators for battery, signal and
number of connected devices
• Location based services: GPSOne, xTRA, stand-alone GPS
• Browser user interface for configuration
• MicroSD slot for up to 32GB memory card
• Supports Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems
• Datalink 3G/4G
• No software required for Wi-Fi connection
• Battery: 1500mAh – four hours of usage; 60 hours of standby
time
• 4G data speeds (WiMAX) – Peak download speeds of more than
10 Mbps; average download speeds of 3-6 Mbps
• 3G data speeds (EV-DO Rev. A) – Peak download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps; peak upload
speeds of 1.8 Mbps; average download speeds of 600 kbps-1.4 Mbps.

BASICS:

Compatibility: Wi-Fi, Windows®, MAC OS® X, Linux®

Chipset EV-DO: Qualcomm® MSM7627

Chipset WiMax: Beceem® BCSM250

Frequency: Dual-band (CDMA 1900, 800MHz); supports EV-DO Rev. A/0; 1xRTT

Weight: 85 grams with battery (3 oz.)

Antenna: Integrated Wi-Fi and GPS antenna

Wireless Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n

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