The ZTE Peel is a 3G-enabled sleeve for the iPod touch that hit the scene earlier this year when its EV-DO radio was tested by the FCC. The Peel appeared at the FCC with -branding which suggests the wireless carrier will offer the accessory as mobile broadband option for its iPod touch-owning customers.
The device would let customers browse the Internet from their iPod touch, use other data-centric applications, and possibly enable voice calling using a VoIP solution. Sprint does not offer the iPhone and this will presumably be marketed as the next best thing.
The latest rumor out of BGR hints at a November 14th launch date for this 3G-enabled device. Rumored plan information suggests the Peel will be available with a $30 monthly plan that provides 1GB of data. Pricing for the actual device was not available but it will reportedly be sold contract-free.
If this rumor pans out, look for more details to come down the pike very soon. Anyone interested in the ZTE Peel or does it make the iPod touch too much of an iPhone wannabe?
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