The Novatel MiFi Portable Intelligent HotSpot has been on our radar (and on our wishlist) since early 2009. We’re big fans of 3G routers around these parts, and Novatel’s completely wire-free MiFi 3G router takes top-billing as a portable hotspot. Sprint’s product roadmap has already confirmed the Novatel MiFi launching on Sprint’s CDMA network by June of this year, and now it looks like Verizon is getting in on the 3G WiFi router party with their very own branded Novatel MiFi!
The Novatel MiFi, in case you weren’t aware, is the slickest portable 3G hotspot around. The MiFi Intelligent Portable HotSpot packs in full 3G connectivity (GSM or CDMA, depending on what network you’re using), creating a high-speed portable WiFi network on a whim. Hidden within the MiFi’s credit card-sized, slightly thicker than an iPhone, body you’ll find a rechargeable internal battery that’s good for several hours of high-speed wireless-fun and supports multiple WiFi connections at the same time. And, as an added bonus to network security types, the MiFi features an on-board operating system that can be used to run networking applications directly from the MiFi – no need to install network-related apps on every device, just install once on the MiFi and you’re good to go.
The Verizon MiFi 2200 will connect to Verizon’s EVDO network, but we have yet to confirm EVDO Rev. A support. Although, if we had to bet, we’d put money on the Verizon MiFi 2200 rocking full-speed EVDO Rev. A support. Look for more MiFi news from CTIA 2009!