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.

Sprint will be the first carrier to launch a 4G MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot preloaded with MiFi OS. This includes widgets and application support that goes beyond just internet connectivity. The new 4G mobile hotspot service promises speeds of up to 10 times faster than its 3G predecessor. Other improvements include an external status display for battery, signal strength, GPS, roaming, and number of connected devices as well as improved battery life and a microSD slot for an up to 32GB memory card.

The new MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot will cost $79.99 (excluding taxes) with a two-year service agreement. The device is available now via Direct Ship, but will be available at all Sprint stores starting April 17. Service plans for the device start at $49.99 per month.

[via Sprint]