We all know how much those of us on the GBM Team love the MiFi card from Novatel that both Sprint and Verizon carry. It allows for multiple connections when the service is available and makes mobile computing possible, again when service is available. (From the looks of this GBM video Verizon is doing better in Vegas at CES2010 than Sprint is.)
That said, Sprint is unveiling what looks like the next generation of the MiFi card, this one from Sierra Wireless, called the Overdrive. The difference? The Overdrive allows you to connect to a WiMAX network (4G) and when one isn’t available it will drop back to 3G connectivity. Of course that depends on WiMAX being available, which it isn’t in most locations at the moment.
In any event, this looks like another mobile winner, again assuming WiMAX rolls out to a larger degree. So, my advice to Xavier is for him to put in some orders for the team on this one. There’s a press release after the jump.
On another note, isn’t the perfect device for Sprint (which could use some good PR right about now) to offer up to existing MiFi card users without requiring a new contract?