Chicago (IL) – Sprint has confirmed plans to launch a new mobile 3G wireless device in June. The Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 will allow users to connect to the Internet by bridging a variety of WiFi-enabled units, including laptops and MP3 players.
“You can hold the MiFi 2200 in the palm of your hand and wirelessly connect your laptop, MP3 player and gaming device to the Internet all at once,” explained Sprint spokesperson Steve Elfman. “Now customers will be able to use one mobile broadband device – the MiFi 2200 – to connect multiple personal devices or multiple users.”
According to Sprint, the unit is ideal for businesses “looking to extend [their 3G] speed and convenience.”
“Supporting more than one WiFi-enabled device, businesses can enable their employees to cost-effectively share a connection when mobile with other employees, vendors or customers. Now business professionals and field service technicians can easily perform multiple functions using various WiFi devices, all over one connection,” added Elfman.
The MiFi weighs 2.05 oz and measures 3.5 x 2.32 x 0.35 inches. The unit supports up to five devices simultaneously, while a built-in battery provides up to four hours of runtime – or 40 hours of standby on a single charge.
The 2200 is expected to retail at $100.00 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year service agreement.