Verizon's MiFi 2200 is your own personal Hotspot

Verizon's MiFi 2200 is your own personal Hotspot
Verizon's MiFi 2200 is your own personal Hotspot
Verizon's MiFi 2200 is your own personal Hotspot
Verizon's MiFi 2200 is your own personal Hotspot
Verizon's MiFi 2200 is your own personal Hotspot
We've received information that Verizon is preparing to launch a device known as the MiFi 2200. Based on the info and pictures, it appears that the device is a personal Hotspot with built-in rechargeable battery. Your laptop will connect to it via WiFi (or USB cable) and then the MiFi 2200 connects to Verizon's EVDO data network (we're not sure if EVDO Rev A is supported). Unfortunately, the information doesn't say how many laptops can be connected to it at once. We'll keep our eye out for this at CTIA.





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15 Comments

1. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

That is pimp! An original Idea for once, how refreshing. Latency comes to mind however........

2. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

A wireless router is an original idea? Verizon already has similar products.

3. Maarek Stele

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 27, 2008

A wireless N router and N cards sound cheaper than a monthly data plan. Also, the Wifi connection is faster than EVDO still.

4. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

No smartass, I meant running a wifi network off of an 3G CDMA connection.

8. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

DAWG DAT BE PIMP! IMA CONNICT MY IPOD FONE TO IT!

9. IHuntInDE

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Actually, you can already do this. Just buy the Cradlepoint MBR1000 and you can connect almost any (TMobile, Sprint, AT&T, or VZW) 3G USB or PCMCIA Express card to it. It also doubles as a connection from a WAN source too... The nice thing about this device would be that it is also a Cellphone, so you wouldn't have to buy 2 devices (Router and 3g modem). As for battery, Cradlepoint also sells a model similar to the MBR1000 that broadcasts a 3G connection over a LAN and runs on battery... Old News... new technology... = Verizon Wireless

11. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

IHuntInDE = Cradlepoint Employee Though I concede your point on the originator of the idea.

13. plawler

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Sure, but not nearly as portable. That's the whole point here. Battery powered, portable WiFi network anywhere you go. ;o)

5. rgk

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

What would be the point of carrying one of these devices around??? I have been using my Nokia N95 as a portable hotspot for over a year now! All you need is the jokuspot software.

6. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

and would need to be on a carrier other than VZW...

14. cellularchloe unregistered

Exactly, none of the VZW models are supported...thus the need for this product from Verizon. I would try Joikuspot...but none of my phones are supported. That would be the point of carrying one of those devices around.

7. T-Money3000 unregistered

I wonder if they are going to increase the threshold to something higher than 5GB since more comps. will be using it at the same time.

10. johnkzin

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 13, 2009

Release date?

12. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Right, info?

15. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Sprint will have thier's in the 2nd quarter of this year, according to the leaked roadmap. Now all we need is cost comparisons, like the femtocells, for you big red followers

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