The FreedomPop iPod touch 4G Sleeve has just been officially announce to ship from today onwards, having been previously limited to pre-orders only. The FreedomPop iPod touch 4G Sleeve will be able to snap onto any fourth generation iPod touch, transforming it into a pseudo iPhone on the spot, as you experience a seamless connection to FreedomPop’s free high-speed 4G network. This means you can use your iPod touch just about anywhere as long as there is FreedomPop coverage in the vicinity, without having to subject yourself to the availability of a Wi-Fi network – be it at home or in public venues.
Mauricio Sastre, Vice President Product, FreedomPop, said, “Until today, the iPod touch has been a Wi-Fi only device. As of today, consumers can now receive fast and free Internet for their iPod on-the-go. By leveraging a VoIP app such as Skype, the iPod touch essentially becomes a carrier-free option that allows consumers to enjoy an iPhone-like experience without signing contracts or paying monthly fees.”
Seems to be useful only in developed countries with the proper infrastructure – otherwise, it is not going to be of much use if you happen to live in rural areas. At least FreedomPop guarantees a minimum of 500MB of free 4G wireless Internet service monthly. [Press Release]