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Novatel Adds First 4G Devices

San Diego, Calif. –

Novatel Wireless

is rolling out its
first 4G devices for the U.S. market, including an LTE-equipped 4G mobile hot
spot for Verizon Wireless, an LTE 4G USB modem for Verizon, and a Mobile
WiMAX-equipped 4G mobile hot spot for Sprint.

The MiFi 4082 mobile hot spot for
Sprint is Novatel’s first Mobile WiMAX-equipped product for any country. It
became available April 17 through brick-and-mortar retailers and online
retailers at $79. It operates in WiMAX mode in the 2.5GHz band and in 3G mode
in 850/1900MHz CDMA 1x EV-DO Rev. A networks to deliver average 3G data speeds
of 600kbps to 1.7Mbps and average 4G speeds of 3-6Mbps.

The MiFi 4082 features microSD card
slot to share stored files with up to five Wi-Fi-equipped devices at a time. It
also features GPS to enable turn-by-turn driving instructions and indicate
nearby points of interest when used with a Wi-Fi device equipped with a
navigation application.

Earlier, Verizon began offering
Novatel’s first 4G LTE device for the U.S. It’s the 551L USB modem at $99 with internal
antenna. It operates in 4G mode in Verizon’s 700MHz LTE markets and in 3G CDMA
1x EV-DO Rev. A mode in 850/1900MHz markets.

Novatel’s first 4G LTE mobile hot
spot is the MiFi 4510L for Verizon. It’s available at

and will be in Verizon-owned stores on April 21, Novatel said. It costs $99
after $50 mail-in rebate with 4G data plans starting at $50 per month for 5GB
of data.

The MiFi 4510L for Verizon connects
up to five WiFi devices at a time via Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n to the Verizon 700MHz
LTE network and to 850/1900MHz Rev A. networks. Features include integrated
antenna, up to five hours of battery life, and eInk display to show signal
strength, battery level, roaming and number of connected devices. It supports
WEP/WPA/WPA2 security and VPN pass-through. It connects to Windows, Macintosh
and Linux OS devices.’

In Verizon LTE markets, users can
expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps with
the Novatel devices, Novatel said.