Singapore’s mobile and IDD service provider, M1, has launched Novatel Wireless’ MiFi 2352 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot that allows users to create their own Wi-Fi hotspot easily, instead of having to look for non-secured public hotspots.
Update: Pricing info available for MiFi 2352
SINGAPORE and SAN DIEGO, 7 September 2009 – Novatel Wireless, Inc., a provider of wireless broadband access solutions and MobileOne (M1) a leading mobile operator based in Singapore and part of the Vodafone partner network, today announced that MiFi, Novatel Wireless’ tiny battery-powered Intelligent Mobile Hotspot that was keenly awaited by American consumers before its launch earlier this year, will debut in Asia at COMEX 2009 this Thursday.
M1 has partnered with Novatel Wireless to offer Singaporeans MiFi, the industry’s first ultra portable credit card-sized Intelligent Mobile Hotspot that allows users to create their own personal Wi-Fi hotspots, revolutionizing the way mobile broadband is used. M1, known for breaking new ground with numerous innovative broadband devices and services, is proud to be the first operator in Asia to offer this unprecedented connectivity solution.
The MiFi 2352 creates a Wi-Fi bubble that provides high speed Internet connectivity for up to five devices. Users can create their personal mobile hotspot wherever they go instead of having to search for a non-secure public access point. Users can be constantly connected to their Wi-Fi devices such as notebooks, gaming devices, printers and mobile phones while on the move, transforming the consumer broadband experience with access available nearly anywhere and anytime. For instance, users can download and print photos from their digital camera and laptop while simultaneously challenging friends to an online game, even while in a moving train or automobile.
Portability and ease of use are the two most celebrated features of the MiFi 2352. MiFi does not require any type of installation or previously installed software. Users simply need to turn on the unit to connect to Wi-Fi enabled handsets or devices. MiFi is powered by a built-in battery and does not require any external power source. When fully charged, it can support four hours of active use with downlink and uplink speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps and 5.76 Mbps respectively.
The MiFi 2352 will be available at M1 Shop from this Thursday. Consumers can also check it out at COMEX 2009. Pricing details will be announced at launch.
Updated: The Mifi will be selling at S$68 with a 2-year 4Mbps Mobile Broadband Plan, and free if subscribers sign up for a 7.2Mbps Mobile Broadband Plan.
If customers sign up for Mifi at the Comex, they will get to enjoy 50% off their broadband subscription plan i.e $25.68 per month after 50% discount for the 4 Mbps plan, and $34.65 per month for the 7.2 Mbps Plan.