Clearwire debuts WiMAX hotspot

Clearwire debuted a personal hotspot that will allow any WiFi-enabled consumer device to use the Clear WiMAX network. Called the CLEAR Spot, this battery-powered router (manufactured by CradlePoint) connects up to eight WiFi devices to the Internet via the company's mobile WiMAX service.

Customers can insert their CLEAR USB Modem (available for $49) into the router and an instant WiFi hotspot is created allowing any WiFi-enabled consumer electronic or PC device to use CLEAR's mobile WiMAX network.

The CLEAR Spot router will be available this month for $139 at CLEAR stores and authorized dealers or online at The company expects to introduce other CLEAR Spot enabled products in the coming months.

For more:
- see this press release

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