by Terry O'Quinn, Bay State Mobile Device Brokers, LLC, Miami Fl. 7-22-10
Of interest to Mobile Device Brokers that participate
in handhelds - smartphones and MIDs - and plan to expand to Mobile Cloud accessories or "superstar" devices.
More and more
now there are workers that gather together at hotspots that they own..i.e., their portable hotspots they carry in their pocket...then
several of their
co-workers can do hi speed mobile cloud computing - in a park, coffee shop, whatever, and NOT have
to go through the hassle of a Starbacks, or, now, even a McDonalds so-called hotspot. Read this because Mobile Cloud Computing
is a "fast moving train" and they're many of our Mobile Device Brokers that are making over $10K weekly now.
How Portable Hotspots
(aka SPRINT) MiFi hotspots Function:
Mobile Hotspots create a personal cloud of high-speed Internet connectivity
that can be easily shared among up to five users and a variety of WiFi-enabled devices through its connection to America’s
most dependable 3G network, the EVDO Rev A Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. Many Brokers now see their clients demanding a Mobile
Hopspot because of the heavy workload nowadays.
- College student: a college student tucks
her MiFi 2200 in her backpack to study with friends at the park and uses it to listen to streaming radio on her MP3 player
while she connects to the school’s Intranet on her laptop to get details on a class assignment. She takes a break to
take pictures of her pals with her Wi-Fi enabled digital camera, and the camera uses the MiFi’s signal to upload the
photos to Facebook while she emails her completed report to her professor, then uses the device’s GPS capability to
find a nearby pizza place for lunch.
- Business travelers: Two business travelers share a cab to the airport, then
wait for their flight. Sharing the signal of one MiFi 2200 device that is safely tucked away in a briefcase, they download
emails and surf the Internet on their notebooks and stream music to their MP3 players.
- Portable retail: Five vendors at a local
art fair have kiosks in close proximity. Accessing one MiFi 2200 device’s signal, they each run a credit card point-of-sale
device over WiFi and have secure backhaul.
Key Features of the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
- Easily fits in the palm of your hand
-- dimensions: 3.50”x 2.32” x 0.35” and weight: 2.05 oz.
- Brushed aluminum finish
mobile broadband Rev A Internet access wirelessly
- Supports up to five WiFi-enabled devices
- Simple to connect with Hands-Free Activation
(OMA-DM). No software installation required
- Universal Wi-Fi compatibility
- Advanced security through WPA2-PSK,
WEP and SPI Firewall
- MiFi GPS capabilities to take advantage of select location and mapping applications, such
as getting driving or walking directions or finding the best restaurant nearby
- Battery provides four hours of user
time, 40 hours standby on single charge
The MiFi 2200 is ideal for businesses looking to extend the speed and anywhere convenience of America’s most
dependable 3G network*. Soon after its retail launch, Sprint Wholesale will also be offering a version of the Novatel MiFi
2200 to wholesale wireless partners.
“Supporting more than one WiFi-enabled device, businesses can enable their employees to cost-effectively share
a connection when mobile with other employees, vendors or customers,” Elfman noted. “Now business professionals
like claims adjusters, mobile professionals, retail employees and field service technicians can easily perform multiple
functions using various WiFi devices, all over one connection."
"There are an abundance of consumer devices with integrated WiFi that
lose their functionality when WiFi isn't available," said Michael Gartnerberg, vice president of strategy and analysis
at Interpret. "The ability to seamlessly add WAN capabilities to this multitude of devices will empower consumers to
use their devices the way they want to use them and wherever they want to use them."
The availability of the MiFi 2200 will
further deliver on Sprint’s promise to offer businesses and consumers a faster and more robust Internet experience in
cities across the nation than any other wireless service from a national carrier. Sprint recently made history by launching
4G in 2008 in Baltimore and is the first national carrier to offer wireless access to both 3G and 4G networks on one device
– the 3G/4G USB Modem U300. Sprint has new 4G devices planned for 2009 and 2010, including a single-mode 4G
data card, embedded laptops and a small-office-home-office broadband modem.