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Sprint confirms ZTE Peel 3G hotspot for iPod touch

updated 10:10 am EST, Wed November 10, 2010

Sprint ZTE Peel for iPod touch now official

Sprint today quickly ended rumors and launched the ZTE Peel. The 3G hotspot and case combo is uniquely designed to give second- and third-generation iPod touch users Internet access anywhere without having a device removed from the iPod. It doesn't directly attach to Apple's player and shares its connection over Wi-Fi with both the iPod and a second device, like a notebook or an iPad.

The device uses light WEP encryption but works with both Macs and Windows PCs without having to install software. ZTE's design has its own internal battery, although neither it nor Sprint has said how long the case lasts.

Cost for both the device and the service are core to the Peel's design. It costs $80 without a contract and has a special plan that provides 1GB of data per month for $30. Stores will start carrying the ZTE router on November 14. Sprint hasn't said if or when a model will be available to support the fourth-generation iPod touch.

by MacNN Staff



  1. gmsquires

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Say what?

    The article states "doesn't directly attach to Apple's player" The picture shows the iPod Touch with the Peel attached to it's back. Wording describing the iPod Touch is also strange as it is not a "player" as such. Looks like someone did a "cut and paste" job from Sprint rather than wrting a proper article.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Say what?

    It doesn't attach to the player, as in "It doesn't plug or connect to the iPod in any way". It connects via wifi, where the thing is just a case.

    And since when is the iPod not a 'player'?

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