mobile hotspot

Verizon data plans refreshed: new $15 smartphone option

Verizon data plans refreshed: new $15 smartphone option

Verizon's new data plans have launched, offering smartphone data from $15 for 150MB alongside the original $29.99 unlimited data plan, together with a range of new tariffs for mobile broadband, embedded modems and hotspots like the Verizon FIVESPOT.  Announced earlier this month, the hotspot plans kick off at $20 per month, though there are also contract-free prepay options.

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Novatel MiFi 3352 and MiFi 3372 3G mobile hotspots spotted in testing

Novatel MiFi 3352 and MiFi 3372 3G mobile hotspots spotted in testing

Novatel Wireless' next-gen MiFi mobile hotspots have been caught passing through GCF certification.  The MiFi 3352 and MiFi 3372 each support quadband GSM/EDGE and the 1900/2100 UMTS/HSDPA bands, with the 3352 throwing in 900MHz UMTS/HSDPA support and the 3372 having 850MHz UMTS/HSDPA support.

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Cricket Crosswave hits stores today

Cricket Crosswave hits stores today

About a week ago we talked a bit about the Cricket Wireless Crosswave mobile hotspot device. At the time, the price was expected to be about $109, but now that the thing is actually shipping, the final pricing is more than we expected.

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Verizon Wireless Fivespot global mobile hotspot gets official

Verizon Wireless Fivespot global mobile hotspot gets official

Verizon's "global ready mobile hotspot" was caught in the wild all the way back in July, but it's getting its official unveil today.  Working both on the carrier's own CDMA EVDO Rev.A network in the US and 850/1900/2100 UMTS/HSPA networks globally, the Verizon Wireless Fivespot can share its 3G connection with up to five WiFi devices.

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Clearwire Rover Puck Review

Clearwire Rover Puck Review

Our pockets and bags are overflowing with portable gadgets - iPads, PSPs, netbooks and notebooks - and they all have a taste for data. Portable mobile hotspots have flourished to satisfy that demand, and most recent is Clearwire's Rover Puck, a futuristically designed way to share a 4G connection between up to eight WiFi-connected devices while on the move. Are Clearwire's contract-free plans enough to make up for the absence of a fall-back 3G connection? Check out the full review after the cut.

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Droid 2 Review

Droid 2 Review

It's been over nine months since we reviewed Motorola's first DROID smartphone, the Verizon handset that arguably reversed the company's fall from grace and set their foundations as a key player in the Android segment. Now, in an increasingly competitive smartphone market, Motorola have returned to their pivotal handset for a much-anticipated makeover, the Motorola DROID 2. Question is, have they done enough to maintain their pace? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Clearwire out Rover pre-pay WiMAX with Rover Puck mobile hotspot

Clearwire out Rover pre-pay WiMAX with Rover Puck mobile hotspot

Clearwire has officially launched Rover, their pay-as-you-go 4G mobile broadband service, which offers unlimited WiMAX data for either $5 a day, $20 a week or $50 per month.  Two modems will be available for the Rover packages, a USB model called the Rover Stick and priced at $99.99, and a 4G mobile hotspot called the Rover Puck, which can share a single WiMAX connection with up to eight WiFi-connected users and is priced at $149.99.

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Vodafone Mobile WiFi R201 Review

Vodafone Mobile WiFi R201 Review

As more and more devices clamour for a network connection, mobile hotspots are increasingly shifting out of the briefcase and into the consumer mainstream.  Fresh to the market is the Vodafone Mobile WiFi R201, an OLED-toting way of sharing an HSPA connection with some DLNA goodness in the pipeline.  We've had the Vodafone R201 in our bag for a while now; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Marvell and Harman Bringing Integrated Mobile Hotspot Options to Automobiles

Marvell and Harman Bringing Integrated Mobile Hotspot Options to Automobiles

When it comes to the automotive industry, there's plenty of big names to play around with, as you think about what kind of features you want to have installed. It gets better when two huge companies, linked to the automotive industry, team up to bring you the coolest in new features, already tucked away inside. So what happens when you get one of the biggest names in-vehicle infotainment (Harman), and one of the largest names in integrated silicon solutions (Marvell)? You get integrated WiFi, of course.

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Huawei unveils E583C Mobile WiFi Hotspot

Huawei unveils E583C Mobile WiFi Hotspot

Mobile WiFi hotspots are very cool devices that allow us to share mobile broadband connections with other people in the car or office. There are a few on the market already and Huawei has added another option called the E583C.

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