The Novatel Wireless MiFi Liberate with a 2.8-inch touchscreen launches on AT&T on November 16th for $50.
Novatel Wireless claims the battery lasts 11 hours and the MiFi Liberate can connect up to 10 WiFi devices to the Internet over AT&T’s growing 4G LTE network.
The 2.8-inch screen allows users to see what’s going on with the MiFi Liberate and to manage settings. This is a step up from the display on the Novatel Wireless MiFi Jetpack 4620L on Verizon, which uses hardware controls and a smaller display.
The video below offers a closer look at the Novatel Wireless MiFi Liberate and the features of the latest hotspot to launch from Novatel Wireless.
In addition to connecting WiFi only devices, like the iPad mini, portable game devices and laptops to the Internet, the MiFi Liberate acts as a media server. Users can store music, movies and photos on the Liberate and access them from connected devices using DLNA.
Users can call up data usage on the screen to see how much data remains for the month, especially useful on a Mobile Share plan which allows users to share data across various devices. With the Mobile Share plan, users can add the MiFi Liberate to their account for $20 a month.
While many users may switch to the personal hotspot feature found on their iPhone or Android smartphone, that is included at no extra charge with the AT&T Mobile Share plan, a dedicated hotspot does offer advantages. The battery lasts longer as a hotspot than a typical phone, it’s easier to lend a hotspot to family or friends than it is to lend a phone and for families a hotspot connects double the number of devices an iPhone can.
Users can connect the MiFi Liberate in up to 200 countries while traveling internationally.
The Novatel Wireless MiFi Liberate launches on November 16th at AT&T for $50 with a two year contract.