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    MiFi lets you share your portable Internet connection

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    boston.com: A remarkable new networking gadget from Novatel Wireless Inc. seems to have gotten everything right except the name. It's called MiFi, a catchy but inaccurate moniker for such an unselfish product.

    Anybody with a BlackBerry or an Apple iPhone knows what it's like to carry the Internet around in a shirt pocket. But what about the person sitting next to you? Perhaps you'd like to share your cellular data stream with friends, family members, or business colleagues. Novatel's found a nearly painless way to do it: a tiny black rectangle about the same size as a business card case that acts as a portable Internet hotspot.

    MiFi is presently available to customers of the Verizon Wireless cellphone service. A version for Sprint Nextel Inc subscribers will go on sale next month. The device combines a 3G cellular data modem with a compact Wi-Fi router. When switched on, it automatically connects to the 3G network, then relays data to laptops, netbooks, or even handheld game machines via a short-range Wi-Fi network.


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    I love it! I did a mini-review on it a few days ago
    You can add up to 5 devices...it solved a lot of my problems being land-line free.
    http://forums.pinstack.com/f27/mini_review_on_the_mifi_2200_a-108511/
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    oh nice Jbee! i missed it (moved to reviews now )

    its a pretty neat concept for sure!

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    I agree...it turns my backpack into a mobile hotspot.
    Thx for the review move.
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    This is neat, I've been hearing about it but not seen one till now. This is one of those appliances that will help shape things in the future.

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    This makes the itouch mobile!!!!!!
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    Sprint has it too

    Sprint has his own version already posted on the website

    http://nextelonline.nextel.com/NASAp...BroadbandCards

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