Sprint to introduce WiMAX version of MiFi mobile hotspot

Sprint announced it will introduce a WiMAX-enabled MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot that comes pre-loaded with the MiFi operating system that includes widgets and application support.

The new WiMAX mobile hotspot is designed to deliver speeds of up to 10 times faster than the 3G version of the MiFi. It also features an external display with status indicators for battery, signal strength, GPS, roaming and number of connected devices as well as improved battery life and shared storage capability through a microSD slot for up to a 32GB memory card. It supports Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.

The new MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot will cost $79.99 (excluding taxes) with a two-year service agreement. The device is available now via Direct Ship, but will be available at all Sprint stores starting April 17. Service plans for the device start at $50 per month.

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