mobile hotspot

Novatel Mobile Hotspot patent opens door to MiFi legal firestorm

Novatel Mobile Hotspot patent opens door to MiFi legal firestorm

Novatel Wireless has clinched a mobile hotspot patent which could usher in the next round of legal battles between it and MiFi-making rivals. The patent, "Systems and methods for automatic connection with a wireless network," details the way in which a mobile hotspot automatically hooks up to a cellular data connection and pre-associated WiFi clients, bridging one to the other.

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Google I/O Day 2 Giveaway In Hand: Verizon 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

Google I/O Day 2 Giveaway In Hand: Verizon 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

Our lucky SlashGear and AndroidCommunity guys attending Google I/O not only got hold of free limited edition Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets yesterday, but now they get Verizon's 4G LTE Hotspot. The little device is incredibly compact but offers blazing speeds. With the photo below, I believe some form of dramatic unboxing may be imminent.

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Novatel 4G/3G MiFi Mobile Hotspot Debuts On Comcast As Xfinity Internet2go

Novatel 4G/3G MiFi Mobile Hotspot Debuts On Comcast As Xfinity Internet2go

Comcast subscribers can now take advantage of a new mobile hotspot service. The award-winning Novatel 4G/3G MiFi 4082 mobile hotspot device has just been rebranded for Comcast XFINITY Internet 2go. The service is sure to make accessing the internet much easier on the go and at a price that's very competitive.

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Clearwire shutters Rover “youth” WiMAX brand

Clearwire shutters Rover “youth” WiMAX brand

Clearwire has confirmed that it is shuttering its Rover pre-pay brand, replacing it with its own no-contract plans. The company told FierceWireless that Rover was only ever "offered on a limited retail basis in a couple markets" and was seen as a way "to test some new pay-as-you-go pricing options." There's no word on whether the Rover Puck mobile hotspot will be made available as a CLEAR Spot.

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Verizon MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot on sale now

Verizon MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot on sale now

Verizon has launched the Novatel Wireless MiFi 4510L mobile hotspot, offering a 4G LTE connection for up to five WiFi-connected clients. The MiFI 4510L is priced at $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, as long as you're happy with the two-year data plan agreement; they kick off at $50 per month for 5GB of data.

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T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot Dropping Tomorrow

T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot Dropping Tomorrow

We reported back in March during the CTIA Wireless expo that T-Mobile will be doubling their 4G network speeds to 42Mbps in select cities. Along with that announcement was that they will also be launching several new 4G devices including the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot sometime in Spring. We now have confirmed that the hotspot will be available starting tomorrow.

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Sprint Announces MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspots, Price And Date

Sprint Announces MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspots, Price And Date

Sprint announced today that it will be offering the ultra-compact award-winning MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Novatel Wireless. With the new MiFi service, customers can take advantage of 4G speeds and get one-touch connectivity for up to five WiFi-enabled devices, including tablets, eReaders, laptops, and gaming consoles.

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Novatel MiFi 2372 turns media server with DLNA support

Novatel MiFi 2372 turns media server with DLNA support

Novatel Wireless has clinched DLNA certification for the MiFi 2372, turning the portable 3G hotspot into a mini media server. A new app running on the MiFi OS - the hotspot's own operating system - the DLNA Server functionality can share content stored on a microSD card to nearby smartphones, notebooks and WiFi-compatible HDTVs.

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Sprint Overdrive Pro 3G/4G hotspot due March 20

Sprint Overdrive Pro 3G/4G hotspot due March 20

Sprint has updated its portable WiMAX hotspot, in the shape of the Sprint Overdrive Pro. Offering both 3G and 4G connectivity, the Overdrive Pro boosts the number of simultaneous supported clients to eight (up from five on the original Overdrive) as well as coming in at a lower price.

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XCom Offers Free Mobile Data To Aid Japan Relief Effort

XCom Offers Free Mobile Data To Aid Japan Relief Effort

The aftermath of Japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake is getting more dire now with nuclear radiation threatening parts of the country. Aid in the relief efforts is going full force from people all around the world, including telecommunications carriers offering up their services for free. XCom Global has now joined the ranks to offer free mobile internet access to Japanese relief workers.

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Apple iOS 4.3 drops today at 10AM PT?

Apple iOS 4.3 drops today at 10AM PT?

Could iOS 4.3 be landing earlier than expected? Steve Jobs announced that the updated OS would arrive on Friday, March 11, alongside the new iPad 2, but a new rumor has pegged it for release today. BGR's source - who also had some interesting tidbits to share about the iPhone 4 mobile hotspot situation - claims iOS 4.3 will in fact be released at 10AM PT today.

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Personal Hotspots Coming from AT&T

Personal Hotspots Coming from AT&T

AT&T has confirmed that it will begin supporting the Personal Hotspot feature with the launch of iOS 4.3 on March 11. Users who have the $25 a month DataPro plan which allows for 2 GB of usage, plus the $20 a month tethering add-on will get the update automatically when the update pushes out on the 11th. Users with earlier versions of the iPhone will not be able to use the feature. Verizon's iPhone shipped with the feature, so AT&T has been quick to offer it as well.

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