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Sprint to get Sierra 4G-to-Wi-Fi mobile hotspot

updated 05:15 pm EST, Wed December 30, 2009

Sierra Overdrive gives WiMAX a MiFi parallel

Sprint's WiMAX-based 4G service will get its first pocket router early next year as a leak of training material today has revealed the carrier's plans. A mobile hotspot from Sierra Wireless, the Overdrive, should supply up to five users with the up to 6Mbps Internet access with 3G as a fallback. In a unique twist, it will have an SD card slot for storage and will treat this as a network-attached drive for everyone using the same hotspot.

The BGR tip asserts that the Overdrive will have a range of about 100 feet, and in the photo shows what may be a fairly large external display to provide connection information. Prices and launch details are still unsettled, but it's believed Sprint is targeting a February release.

by MacNN Staff



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