Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Thursday September 27, 2012.
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AT&T and Novatel Wireless have developed what they claim is the first mobile hotspot with a touchscreen display. The new AT&T MiFi Liberate is a mobile hotspot that accesses AT&T's 4G LTE network, and it's controlled by an easy-to-use touchscreen.
The MiFi Liberate features a 2.8-inch color display that provides access to controls for connection details, data usage monitoring, viewing connected devices, and altering settings. It also reveals the time of day, battery level, and shows notifications. While the touchscreen is a novel change of pace for personal mobile hotspots, it's the features that will matter most to users. The MiFi is also has:
- The ability to connect up to 10 Wi-Fi devices.
- A microSD slot and included card so users can share files to other devices through Wi-Fi or DLNA
- 11 hours of continuous use
- Global-ready certification to connect to mobile networks in more than 200 countries
AT&T has not announced a release date for the MiFi Liberate, but the mobile hotspot will be a carrier exclusive to AT&T. The device will use 4G LTE in markets where it is available, but AT&T LTE is an option in less than 80 markets at the moment. The MiFi Liberate will access AT&T's HSPA+ market in areas where LTE is not available.source: AT&T
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.