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Verizon BlackBerry Storm2 to offer MiFi-style 3G sharing

Verizon BlackBerry Storm2 to offer MiFi-style 3G sharing

Mobile internet sharing looks to be one of the key sales messages for smartphones over the next few months; we've already heard HTC talking up their connection sharing app on the HD2, and now Verizon are tipped to be promoting MiFi action on the upcoming BlackBerry Storm2.  According to a leaked marketing page from the CDMA carrier, the "Totally New Storm2" would launch on October 21st with "MiFi capability"; however that date was later retracted.

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Verizon’s 3rd Android device to be Open Development underdog?

Verizon and Google’s Android announcement earlier this week came as no great surprise, given the rumors circulating for months before hand about the devices Motorola are believed to have developed for the carrier.  However, a third handset might shake up the segment; according to Unstrung, the first Android device certified through Verizon’s Open Development program is expected to land in early 2010, complete with MiFi-style wireless sharing.

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Novatel MiFi adds Eye-Fi, Cloud backup and VPN apps

Novatel Wireless have announced the first round of applications which will be offered on its MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, including photo uploads, NAS-style network drive functionality, and VPN support.  The apps – which are produced by developer partners Eye-Fi, Nomadesk and Alcatel-Lucent respectively – will run on the applications processor found in the European MiFi 2352 (which we reviewed back in June) and the MiFi 2372 which will offer AT&T and Rogers Wireless HSPA.

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Novatel WWAN/WiFi card to bring embedded MiFi to Dell notebook?

Are Novatel planning to put a MiFi module inside Dell’s Latitude E4300?  That’s one interpretation of the company’s recent FCC filing, which shows a dual-mode WiFi and WWAN module capable of concurrently using both wireless radios, and with antenna connections for the E-series notebook.

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Novatel Wireless 2352 hits UK; we talk MiFi future with VP Rob Hadley

Carrier T-Mobile will be the first in the UK to offer Novatel Wireless’ “Intelligent Mobile Hotspot”, the MiFi 2352, which SlashGear reviewed back in June.  Available through retailer The Carphone Warehouse in early October, the Novatel Wireless 2352 will be priced from free, assuming you’re willing to sign an 18 month contract (at £20 ($33) per month for 3GB data).  We sat down with Rob Hadley, Novatel Wireless’ senior VP of sales and marketing earlier this week to talk trademarks, software and the next step for personal hotspots.

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Sprint and Verizon MiFi 2200 down to $0.01 at Amazon

We’ve made no bones about how impressed we are with the MiFi “intelligent mobile hotspot” from Novatel Wireless, having played with both Verizon and Sprint‘s CDMA models.  If you’ve been tempted by a 3G hotspot of your own, but been put off by the $300 sticker price, then head over to Amazon where both the Verizon and Sprint models are down to just one cent with a new service plan.

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Sprint announce 3G/4G WiFi routers by Cradlepoint

Sprint announce 3G/4G WiFi routers by Cradlepoint

Sprint have announced two 4G Mobile Broadband Routers, aimed at personal and business users, for both WiMAX and EVDO Rev.A connectivity.  The Sprint Personal Hotspot PHS300S supports up to four simultaneous WiFi connections, while the Cradlepoint MBR-1000 Broadband Router supports up to 32; each rely on one of the carrier's USB modems for their 3G/4G connection.

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3 UK to sell Huawei 3G Mobile WiFi router by Christmas

3 UK to sell Huawei 3G Mobile WiFi router by Christmas

UK carrier 3 have become one of the first to sign up with Huawei's E583X mobile 3G WiFi router,the company's rival device to Novatel Wireless' MiFi.  Capable of acting both as an individual 3G USB dongle and a WiFi router, sharing the 3G signal among several wireless clients, the 3 Mobile WiFi will reach stores by Christmas 2009.

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MiFi 2372 with AT&T and Rogers-friendly HSPA gets official

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s MiFi 2352 HSPA launch in Spain, together with the release of the MiFi SDK, comes the official announcement of the much-anticipated Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372, the North America -optimized HSPA model.  As with the other MiFi devices, the MiFi 2372 allows the sharing of a single GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA connection with up to five WiFi-connected clients; what makes it different is its support for North American 3G networks.

 

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MiFi 2352 now sharing HSPA through Vodafone Spain

MiFi 2352 now sharing HSPA through Vodafone Spain

Vodafone Spain have announced that they are the latest carrier to be offering Novatel Wireless' MiFi 2352 "intelligent personal hotspot".  The device, which we reviewed back in June, shares a single HSPA connection with up to five simultaneous WiFi clients, and runs off an internal battery for completely wireless use.

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MiFi Developer Program launches: personal hotspot SDK released

Back when we reviewed the MiFi 2352 in June, one of the aspects of the “intelligent personal hotspot” we were left most excited about was the prospect of an open API and the potential for web-connected applications to run on the 3G/WiFi device’s secondary app processor.  Now Novatel Wireless have announced the launch of the MiFi developer program, and with it the release of the MiFi Web server Common Gateway Interface (CGI): everything web-savvy developers should need to start coding for the battery-powered router.

 

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 25 2009

We’ve been singularly cellularly obsessed here at SlashGear over the past seven days, and it’ll come as no surprise that the run-up to the iPhone 3G S has occupied much of our attention.  The new Apple smartphone may not look much different to its predecessor, but if our hands-on first impressions are anything to go by, Cupertino have done their best to make the user-experience as polished as the casing.  Still, it’s not just shiny Apple hardware that’s caught our eye this week; Novatel Wireless’ GSM MiFi 2352 piqued our interest when we talked to the company themselves on Monday, and  then proceeded to impress us considerably in our full review.

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