T-Mobile 4G mobile hotspot spotted at the FCC

T-Mobile ZTE FCC label

T-Mobile ZTE FCC label

The T-Mobile 4G hotspot has made its way through the FCC, bringing the device one step closer to official status. The FCC documentation details a ZTE-made device with “T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot” branding clearly on the label. The ZTE MF61 has an oval shape reminiscent of the AT&T mobile hotspot manufactured by Novatel. If it pans out, this ZTE device may become one of the few 4G mobile hotspot devices to land in the U.S. The others, of course, come from the retail shelves of Sprint.

The HSPA+ capable hotspot device made its appearance on a leaked internal T-Mobile document earlier this week. According to the previous documentation, the WiFi hotspot will support 21Mbps speeds and could debut on retail shelves are early as March 2011. Even if it is still a few months away, look for a possible CES unveiling in the upcoming weeks. WIth T-Mobile rolling out it 4G coverage at a steady pace, the attractiveness of this device is greatly increased.  Is anyone interested in this HSPA+ device or do you have your eyes set on Sprint’s 3G/46 Overdrive instead?

[Via Engadget and the FCC]

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