Sprint has just announced the availability of the new Novatel MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot up for sale on their network. Enabling up to 5 WiFi-enabled devices to connect to Sprint’s 3G/4G network anywhere there’s coverage in the US. For folks who are always on the move and want a reliable internet connection for their WiFi devices, and wants to avoid paying extra fees just to access WiFi in public or private areas. With a small form factor – it’s about the size of a credit card and it even has an operating system to expand its functionality by allowing widgets and apps to be run on the device. It connects to Sprint’s 3G network as well as its 4G WiMAX network depending on the coverage on the area. It also has GPS, a microSD card slot, and works with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Though with only over 4 hours of battery life, the device might suffer from battery issues. But if you don’t plan to stay out for long or you plan to stay plugged in, it shouldn’t be a problem. The Spring Novatel MiFi will cost $79.99 with a 2-year contract on the network and will be available starting April 17.
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