Sprint announced a trio of mobile broadband devices that will take advantage of three bands of 4G LTE wireless spectrum available on the Now Network. These devices will be available at some point in the summer, bringing customers improved network performance and stronger in-building coverage as LTE is deployed on each of these bands, including Sprint’s 1.9GHz and 800MHz, as well as Clearwire’s LTE network at 2.5GHz.
- Novatel Wireless MiFi 500 LTE – offers sleek and compact styling, and the ability to connect up to 10 devices with the same 3G or 4G LTE connection. It comes with a 1,800mAh battery with an average of up to 10 hours of use on a single charge; as well as GPS functionality over Wi-Fi, multiple security protocols and other advanced features required by many corporate customers.
- NETGEAR Zing Mobile Hotspot – Sprint’s first CDMA/LTE mobile hotspot to boast international roaming capabilities via GSM, and also the first LCD touchscreen hotspot in Sprint’s portfolio. It has a 2,500mAh battery (good for up to 10 hours of operation) and the ability to connect up to 10 users on Wi-Fi capable devices.
- NETGEAR 341U USB Modem – with a built-in LCD screen display to monitor connection status, signal strength and data usage with a quick glance.
In addition, Sprint also said that smartphones from Samsung and LG with tri-band capability are expected to be available before the end of the year.
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