The credit card-sized Novatel MiFi Portable 3G HotSpot might very well change the way mobile road-warriors work from the, well, road. Unfortunately, we really have little clue as to when the MiFi is going to launch in the US. Amid talk of Sprint and Verizon picking up the Novatel MiFi in CDMA-guise, Engadget Mobile is claiming to be privy to some info that has Verizon Wireless launching the Verizon MiFi sometime after May 10. We’re also hearing that the Verizon MiFi will be hitting market with an on-contract price tag of $100.
The Novatel MiFi’s subsidized price tag is probably the best news we’ve heard yet about the portable hotspot. We’ve been digging on the MiFi’s promise to brings hours and hours worth of 3G data connectivity and microSD card slot for a while, but the potentially prohibitive price tag was a concern. At just a C-note, we’re looking forward to getting our own MiFi in the near future – as in a couple weeks.
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