Looking to buy an LTE hotspot, but don’t want to be tied to a single carrier? Novatel’s MiFi 4620L hotspot supports nearly every GSM band used worldwide, as well as the CDMA/EVDO bands used by Verizon and Sprint and LTE band 13. That means that you can use the 4620L nearly anywhere in the world, while still having the choice between AT&T and Verizon for LTE in the US.
The MiFi 4620L hit the FCC today, and appears ready to launch soon. Novatel hasn’t announced an official release date or pricing for the device.
It looks like Novatel is bring some 4G love to its popular MiFi line of wireless hotspots. Today the company’s MiFi 4082 portable hotspot hit the FCC, rocking support for CDMA/EvDO 850/1900 and, of course, WiMAX. Presumably, this means that the MiFi 4082 will be coming to Sprint in the United States, making this Sprint’s second wireless 4G hotspot.
The device, pictured above, appears to have a form factor that is similar to existing MiFi devices. That’s great news, since current MiFi models are quite light, and slide easily into a pocket.
No word on pricing or availability.
It looks like Novatel is updating their lineup of MiFi portable wireless hotspots. Yesterday, the company passed two new versions of the MiFi, the 3352 and 3372, through the FCC. Both devices offer download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps and 5.76 Mbps upload speeds. Other features include support for up to five devices, and microSD slot for additional storage, and support for HSPA, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS networks.
The MiFi 3352 and 3372 will be making their way to Europe, North America and Asia/Pacific regions. No word on pricing or a release date.
In April 2009, Novatel passed the MiFi 2352, a mobile GSM hotspot, through the FCC. The device gave us hope that AT&T would pick up the device, ending Sprint and Verizon’s exclusivity on the MiFi. However, with the exception of a few online wireless importers, the device didn’t really make an impact in the US.
Well today, Novatel passed the MiFi 2352R mobile GSM hotspot through the FCC. The device offers quad-band GSM support, along with tri-band WCDMA (900/1900/2100), making this a truly global mobile hotspot. As with other versions of the MiFi, the 2352R offers 802.11 b/g wireless.
We’re hoping that today’s filing by Novatel signals a launch of the MiFi 2352R in the States. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.