9/22/2009 10:16:00 AM
Carphone’s mobile Wi-Fi goes to T-Mobile and Vodafone
Carphone’s soon-to-launch mobile Wi-Fi, or ‘Mi-Fi’,
device will be available on T-Mobile and Vodafone.
Last month, Mobile revealed that
Carphone Warehouse would launch the new category of mobile broadband with
Novatel, alongside new laptops, in a bid to restore flagging sales. The
retailer said it was in talks with two operators about the device.
It is thought that Vodafone
will soon announce the launch of the ‘Mobile Hotspot 2352’ device. Today
(September 22), Novatel announced it had a deal with T-Mobile UK
The ‘mobile Wi-Fi’ is a credit card sized device that works via an on-board Sim
card and allows several devices to use it for data connectivity.
Carphone is ready to give the Novatel Wireless ‘MiFi 2352’ device a big
marketing push and expects it to emulate the success of mobile broadband.
CEO, Andrew Harrison, said: ‘As mobile broadband connectivity increasingly
becomes a priority for both business and entertainment purposes, our customers
will embrace the flexibility of the Novatel Wireless Intelligent Mobile Hotspot