AT&T introduced a 3G Mobile Hotspot, the MiFi 2372 from Novatel Wireless. AT&T is the first carrier in the Americas to launch the MiFi 2372 Mobile Hotspot from Novatel Wireless preloaded with MiFi OS, widgets and applications support. The MiFi offers simultaneous Wi-Fi connectivity for up to five devices, including PCs, cameras, digital media players, tablets and gaming devices, and runs on AT&T's (3G) HSPA 7.2 network, which supports even faster mobile broadband speeds.
The compact AT&T Mobile Hotspot MiFi 2372 from Novatel Wireless arms AT&T customers with their own Wi-Fi hotspot. The AT&T Mobile Hotspot connects virtually any Wi-Fi-enabled device to the AT&T's mobile broadband network, such as PCs, cameras, digital media players, tablets and gaming devices and supports up to five simultaneous connections for devices located within 30 feet of the device.
AT&T's Mobile Hotspot MiFi 2372 enables enhanced performance for simultaneous uploads/downloads and large file transfers while on-the-go. A built-in microSDHC slot provides expandable storage capacity of up to 32GB (microSDHC card not included with the device). The mobile hotspot is also GPS-capable for location-based services.
Novatel Wireless MiFi OS introduces additional functionality and application support including quick browser-based access to widgets such as data usage and SMS as well as GPS enabled widgets including GeoSearch and GeoWeather.
March 22, 2011 Update
Novatel Wireless announced that it has been granted certification from the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) for its MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.
The MiFi DLNA Server resides on the MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and runs on the MiFi OS as an application to provide simple, hassle-free media sharing. The MiFi DLNA Server enables users to browse, play and share movies, music and photos anywhere, anytime, on any DLNA-compatible device. Users effortlessly access their media stored on a microSDHC card inserted in the MiFi device, stream to their screen of choice, and enjoy.
The MiFi DLNA Server enables seamless access to digital content on DLNA-compatible DVD and Blu-ray players, game consoles, televisions, tablets, mobile devices, computers, audio video systems, digital frames, home theater devices and more. The MiFi DLNA server makes it easy to share both user-generated and syndicated digital content without complicated configuration and without having to copy, move and synch media files on multiple devices.
User scenarios with the MiFi DLNA Server include:
- Stream movies to your laptop and/or watch directly on your living room TV
- Listen to music stored on a microSDHC card on your home sound system
- In the van, let the kids watch one video on a Galaxy Tab and another on an iPod touch
- Share vacation photos on the grandparents' TV using their Blu-ray player
- Film the wedding reception, slip the microSDHC card into the MiFi device, and share the movie instantly on an iPad
- Dimensions: 2.44 x 3.86 x 0.60 inches
- Weight: 2.86 ounces
- Battery: Lithium ion 1500mAh
- Talk Time: Up to 4 hours (operating time)
- Technology: HSPA
- Frequency: HSPA (850/1900/2100 MHz); EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
- Operating System Support: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Linux
Price and Availability
Beginning November 21, the AT&T Mobile Hotspot will be available at AT&T company-owned stores nationwide or online for $49.99 after $100 mail-in rebate (pay $149.99 and after mail-in rebate receive $100 AT&T Promotion Card.). An unlocked version is also available for about $230 at Amazon.com