[CES 2012] Seagate has been working hard to extend the storage capability of mobile devices like tablets and mobile phones. At CES 2012, the company is showing a GoFlex 4G LTE prototype (although the company doesn’t officially name it that way) that uses Verizon’s 4G LTE network to stream content, but also to provide an internet connection to up to three mobile devices.
Yes, that’s right, this Seagate 4G LTE prototype is in fact a broadband hotspot access point with a huge storage capacity. You can think of it as a Mifi with Seagate’s storage integrated to it. Seagate doesn’t say much about the storage capacity, but the “300 HD movies” reference in their demo material may hint at 500GB or whatever capacity 2.5″ drives will come wit when/if this prototype becomes a product.
Of course, it’s only fair to ask if Verizon will change its current bandwidth cap, because with 4G LTE, download a couple of gigabytes worth of data does go really fast. Then what? Drop a comment to tell Verizon and Seagate what would work for you.