Clearwire is talking about its new 4G wireless hotspot for the WiMax network in some areas called the Apollo. The Apollo is the hotspot we saw hit the FCC a while back with the LCD on the front. That LCD shows the user all sorts of details on the device like signal strength, battery life, and more.
The Apollo will allow the connection of up to four different WiFi devices including notebooks, netbooks, tablets, and more at the same time. The device supports 4G speeds in 70 different markets coast to coast right now with more markets to come. The data plan required with the Apollo starts at $35 monthly.
The Apollo has a compact size of 3.4-inches square and weighs less than five ounces. That will make it very portable. It is manufactured by Gemtek and sells for $99 outright or can be leased for $6 monthly. It will go on sale late this month.
"With our new CLEAR Spot 4G - Apollo, surfing, streaming, gaming and entertaining are all possible this summer in over 70 markets coast to coast," said Dow Draper, senior vice president of marketing and products for Clearwire. "This device is the ultimate Internet surfing machine and offers today's mobile user and the millions of Wi-Fi products in use across the country, even greater access to CLEAR's super-fast and affordable 4G Internet service."