updated 01:20 pm EDT, Tue October 27, 2009
Bell brings Novatel HSPA devices Nov. 5
Bell on Tuesday announced it will offer the U998 HSPA+ Turbo Stick and the MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot from Novatel Wireless November 5th, to coincide with the launch of its HSPA network in November. Either of the two new products will allow notebook users to connect to the 21Mbps network from virtually anywhere a signal is present. The HSPA+ Turbo Stick will be exclusive to Bell in Canada and plugs into a USB port of notebook or netbook PCs, with a microSDHC card slot for as much as 32GB of storage.
With the announcement, Bell will be the first Canadian provider to offer the MiFi 2372 mobile hotspot device. This media device will take a 3G data connection at regular HSPA speeds and share it with up to five Wi-Fi connected mobile devices, including computers, smartphones and other gadgets. It has a microSDHC slot of its own.
Either new device is compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows operating systems. Prices have not been revealed but will likely hinge on contracts.