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Verizon MiFi 2200 Wi-Fi hotspot hands-on and unboxing

Verizon MiFi 2200 Wi-Fi hotspot hands-on and unboxing

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.

Check out the full unboxing, after the cut

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Verizon MiFi 2200 mobile EVDO Rev.A hotspot announced

Verizon MiFi 2200 mobile EVDO Rev.A hotspot announced

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.

Video overview of the MiFi after the cut

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Sierra Wireless To Release USB Version of EV-DO, HSDPA Revision A Modems

Sierra Wireless To Release USB Version of EV-DO, HSDPA Revision A Modems

Looks like Novatel isn’t the only kid on the block to release a new device for Revision A EV-DO and HSDPA network. Sierra Wireless is releasing an EV-DO Revision A devices later this year and a HSDPA early next year. The AirCard 595U is for CDMA network – such as Sprint and Verizon. It should hit the street in Q4; featuring maximum download speeds of 3.1 megabits per second and maximum upload speeds of 1.8 megabits per second.

Sierra Wireless will also release the AirCard 875U which utilizes HSDPA, offered by Cingular. The AirCard 875U has a peak rate of up to 3.6 megabits per second and is upgradeable. The AirCard 875U should be released in the first quarter of 2007.

Price and exact date of release is yet to be announced.

New EV-DO, HSDPA wireless broadband interfaces use USB [Macworld, via Engadget]

SPRINT LAUNCHES FIRST EV-DO REVISION A-CAPABLE MOBILE BROADBAND CARD IN THE NATION

SPRINT LAUNCHES FIRST EV-DO REVISION A-CAPABLE MOBILE BROADBAND CARD IN THE NATION

Sprint has reached its next Mobile Broadband milestone today with the introduction of the Novatel S720 Mobile Broadband Connection Card – the nation’s first EV-DO Revision A-capable device. Designed to operate on today’s Sprint Power Vision Network, the card will also support advanced mobile broadband speeds when Sprint begins its EV-DO Revision A rollout later this year. Some other key information to note about Sprint Mobile Broadband services:

  • With the introduction of the Novatel S720 Sprint is becoming even easier to do business with, as customers signing a two year service agreement no longer need a separate voice plan to receive the promotional Unlimited Connection Card data plan of $59.99 per month.
  • Once available, Sprint’s advanced Mobile Broadband service (EV-DO Revision A) will deliver faster speeds for a mobile DSL experience.
  • Sprint plans to reach more than 200 million people in the U.S. with mobile broadband data services (both EV-DO Revisions 0 and A) in 220 major metropolitan areas by the end of 2006.

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