Verizon and HP's netbook collaboration - the EVDO Rev.A equipped HP Mini 1151NR - is set to drop in stores from May 17th, according to the latest tipsters. Stock is already believed to be arriving with retailers, with a retail price expected to be around $199 with a 2-year contract and following a mail-in rebate.
We just got our hands on the review unit of the MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot today from Verizon and Novatel Wireless and we were eager to capture the unboxing for you. This device weighs next to nothing and it's super easy to take with you anywhere. It's meant to help you make a Wi-Fi connection anywhere you want that can be completely secure and reliable. Up to 5 connections can be shared at one time. This includes users or devices like cameras, gaming consoles or netbooks.
Verizon have officially launched their own personal internet gateway, the MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot. First tipped back in March, the Verizon MiFi 2200 is based on Novatel's MiFi device and packs an EVDO Rev.A 3G connection into a battery powered WiFi b/g router. That means users can share the mobile broadband hook-up with up to five WiFi devices at the same time.
Bell Mobility and Palm have announced that the carrier will be the exclusive debut for the Pre smartphone in Canada. Set to launch in the second half of 2009, the smartphone will be the same 3G EVDO Rev.A handset as Sprint users will get in the US.
Lenovo are preparing to release their second-generation netbook, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2, which will include integrated 3G but lose the ExpressCard slot that helped differentiate its predecessor. According to the IdeaPad S10-2's user manual, which was prematurely posted to the company's support site, the netbook will still use Intel's Atom processor.
A render of the HTC XV6175 A has emerged, prior to its Verizon branding. The QWERTY handset is particularly interesting because it's believed to incorporate both CDMA and GSM connectivity. The GSM Global Certification Forum have already confirmed that the XV6175 has quadband GSM support, but no UMTS/HSPA.
Given that Verizon have an EVDO Rev.A network, not an HSDPA/HSUPA one, that's no great hardship, and we'd expect to see the high-speed CDMA data connection in there too (though obviously of no interest to the GCF). The hope is that this comes through the pipe as a Verizon World Phone - a handset which can be used to make calls and - albeit slowly - access data when outside the US.
Sprint have launched their first two-in-one mobile broadband card, in the shape of the Sierra Wireless AirCard 402. The AirCard 402 can either be used in a narrow ExpressCard slot or, with the broader adapter casing fitted, in an older PC Card slot.
When we caught up with Chinese MID manufacturer Routon at CES back in January, they were looking for distributors for their P760 MID. Now the company has another touchscreen MID on offer, the Routon P730, which keeps the 4.8-inch touchscreen of the P760 but drops the hardware keypad. Also on offer now is Android support.
Motion Computing have announced new Verizon EVDO WWAN and SSD options for their C5 and F5 Tablet PCs. Buyers of the two slate-format touchscreen PCs now have a choice of integrated 3G together with WiFi a/g/n and a new 64GB SSD.
After their Korean cousins flaunted it yesterday, Samsung USA and Sprint have officially announced the Instinct S30, follow-up to the best-selling Instinct touchscreen phone. The Samsung Instinct S30 has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 2-megapixel camera, GPS and Bluetooth 2.0, as well as the Opera Mini 4.2 browser, speech-control (which Sprint are calling Speech to Action) and a new on-screen QWERTY keyboard.