About a week ago we talked a bit about the Cricket Wireless Crosswave mobile hotspot device. At the time, the price was expected to be about $109, but now that the thing is actually shipping, the final pricing is more than we expected.
Cricket has announced that as of today the Crosswave is available in all retail stores at an MSRP of $149.99. That is $40 more than we thought the thing would be. If you missed the Crosswave, the first time around the hotspot device will work with all WiFi packing devices including the iPad and iPod touch.
The hotspot supports 802.11b/g devices that run Windows and Mac OS. I see no reason it won’t work with smartphones and other things too. The hotspot operates on the 3G network cricket offers and promises three hours of use and 90 hours on standby per charge.