Verizon Joins Sprint in Offering Novatel MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

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*+-Verizon Wireless has gone ahead and announced its own 3G/4G MiFi portable mobile hotspot unit made by Novatel. The unit was initially shown at the Consumer Electronics Show this year and now Verizon has gone ahead and made the device available for $100 with a two-year contract with discounts and rebates and $270 sans any […]

Samsung Droid Charge to Host 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Access for 10 Devices

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*+-The Samsung Droid Charge will be able to serve as a mobile hotspot router to the most number of devices at 10, according to a leaked screenshot of the device’s training information. With the introduction of Android smartphones, carriers like Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T have capitalized on the ability of those devices to serve […]

Verizon Launches Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

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*+-It’s not often that a device launches ahead of schedule but that is exactly what Verizon’s Samsung-made 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot device did today. There had been talk of a release on March 31st but Verizon apparently decided to put this thing up for order 2 days earlier than expected. The 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot […]

Sprint Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot Hands On

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*+-Sprint is announcing their new Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot. It is a mobile wireless broadband router which connects to their 4G network offering faster broadband speeds to eight other devices like a laptop, tablets or other wi-fi gadgets. Our own Chuong Nguyen was able to get an early look at the device and ran […]

Sprint Updates 4G Mobile Hotspot with Overdrive Pro 3G/4G

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*+-Sprint is releasing an update to its first 4G mobile hotspot router called the Overdrive. The new model, dubbed the Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot Router, is an incremental upgrade from the original model and provides some refinements and a lower price tag. The new Overdrive Pro is still made by Sierra Wireless and will […]

iPhone 4.3 Mobile Hotspot To Be LImited to 3 Devices on AT&T?

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*+-According to this slide dug up by Engadget it looks like AT&T is going to limit the Mobile Hotspot feature coming in iOS 4.3 to three devices. Intriguing and yet not entirely surprising even thought every other mobile carrier in the world that allows a mobile hotspot feature allows up to five devices to be […]

Clearwire Done w/ Selling WiMax Direct to Users

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*+-Clearwire, the company building out an enourmous WiMax network in the U.S., is canning its retail strategy. The company will focus on selling its high speed mobile service on a wholesale basis, as it does to Sprint. Clear is strapped for cash, which is not the position you want to be in when you’re not […]

Mobile Hotspot Tethering on Verizon’s iPhone Won’t Be So Unlimited

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*+-Despite the carrier’s commitment, at least for a limited time, to unlimited 3G iPhone data plans, Verizon Wireless, like its rival AT&T, will be charging users who need to extend their smartphone’s data connection to other devices. Verizon’s CDMA iPhone is anticipated to launch with a new Mobile Hotspot app for tethering and sharing the […]

Next-Gen Blackberry Bold, Codenamed Dakota, to Bring Massive Improvements

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*+-Updated leaked specs for a research in Motion product with the codename of Dakota reveals that the smartphone in question resembles the original BlackBerry Bold in design. However, the specs tell a different story and Dakota will finally be competitive against more multimedia-centric smartphone rivals in Android and iOS. The quad-band GSM/EDGE and tri-band UMTS […]

Hands On with Novatel MiFi 3G/4G from Sprint, Verizon

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*+-Though the MiFi mobile hotspot router devices have been announced for 4G networks for Sprint and Verizon Wireless in the U.S., neither model are available yet–Verizon Wireless says its 3G/4G LTE model will launch in the first half of 2011 while Sprint says its 3G/4G WiMax model is coming February for $50. We did have […]

AT&T Motorola Atrix Android Smartphone & Laptop Dock Demo

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*+-Motorola and AT&T are diving into territories of the Palm Foleo, a prototype yet unreleased productivity device that runs your applications from the phone but doesn’t have any processing power of its own. For the AT&T Atrix 4G Android phone, Motorola had created a solution, available soon, for AT&T that will allow the Atrix to […]

When a mobile hotspot tops a hotspot mobile

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*+-After an active stretch of my personal life, I’m back to blogging today and have brought with me a greater appreciation for mobile hotspots, particularly in relation to tethering and hotspot mobile phones.

T-Mobile to Offer Tethering, Wi-Fi Sharing for $14.99 per Month

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*+-T-Mobile will officially support tethering and turning your smartphone into a Wi-Fi hotspot beginning next week. The Tethering and Wi-Fi Share Add-On will cost $14.99. That’s on top of  the $19.95 or higher mobile data plan,available for both Post-paid and Flex Pay customers. Data used via tethering or Wi-Fi will count against T-Mobile’s 5GB soft cap. Once […]

4G: It’s specifically NOT where I want to be

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*+-So I’ve got a few short trips to various locations coming up this month and next, and I thought to myself “I should get one of those CLEAR Spots to test out their WiMAX 4G.” I’ll be mobile. I could use the connectivity. People are buzzing about 4G. Great idea, right? Too bad the map […]

LG Optimus coming to T-Mobile with hotspot functionality

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*+-Following up on my earlier post about the HTC EVO where I mentioned the lack of mobile hotspots from AT&T and T-Mobile, I found that T-Mo is about to close that gap with the LG Optimus, an Android-based smartphone with hotspot functionality.

HTC EVO named the hottest of the hotspot phones

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*+-You might be saying to yourselves, “well duh, the HTC EVO is the fastest smartphone with hotspot access: it’s on 4G”. True, but it wasn’t the only 4G phone tested by LAPTOP Magazine, nor is it dominating only on 4G. Also: it seems the newest DROIDs aren’t necessarily the fastest.

Virgin Mobile USA to offer $40 Unlimited Data

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*+-Good news out of IntoMobile: Virgin Mobile USA will be streamlining their prepaid mobile data offerings and introducing an unlimited plan for only $40 for 30 days. That’s cheaper than 2-year contract plans with data caps. Might be time for me to order a VM Mifi hotspot.

Clearwire expands WiMAX, targets iDevices with iSpot

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*+-Clearwire, operator of the nation’s largest 4G wireless network, made a couple of announcements recently. First, in conjunction with Sprint, they’ve expanded their network to more cities. Second, they’re hoping users of iDevices will jump on that network with their iSpot mobile hotspot. Updated!