So AT&T now has their own MiFI, and it’s about time I’d say. I just tweeted about the fact that I don’t understand how companies send out press releases with links in the that don’t work. This is the second one today actually, in the following PR the link to the official page throws up an error. Amazing really it is. Anyway, the new AT&T Mifi will be $49.99 after $100 rebate and you’ll be able to connect up to five devices to it. It will be arriving the 21st which is a Sunday, which is odd but go with it.

The compact AT&T Mobile Hotspot MiFi 2372 from Novatel Wireless arms AT&T customers with their own Wi-Fi hotspot.  The AT&T Mobile Hotspot connects virtually any Wi-Fi-enabled device to the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, such as PCs, cameras, digital media players, tablets and gaming devices and supports up to five simultaneous connections for devices located within 30 feet of the device.

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The offer adds to the ways AT&T is delivering the convenience of Wi-Fi, which is seeing rapid customer adoption, as part of its broader focus on helping customers mobilize everything.  Over the past year, AT&T Wi-Fi use has been increasing significantly each quarter, with third-quarter 2010 connections up more than 320 percent versus third-quarter 2009. AT&T’s Wi-Fi network is the nation’s largest, with more than 23,000 public hotspots.  Globally, AT&T offers access to more than 125,000 hotspots through roaming agreements.

AT&T’s Mobile Hotspot MiFi 2372 enables enhanced performance for simultaneous uploads/downloads and large file transfers while on-the-go. A built-in microSDHC™ slot provides expandable storage capacity of up to 32GB (microSDHC card not included with the device). The mobile hotspot is also GPS-capable for location-based services.

Novatel Wireless MiFi OS introduces additional functionality and application support including quick browser-based access to widgets such as data usage and SMS as well as GPS enabled widgets including GeoSearch and GeoWeather.

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"No matter if your holiday travels take you to sandy beaches or snowy slopes, the MiFi 2372 Mobile Hotspot will help you connect to the devices and content that matter most," said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Phone Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.

"We congratulate AT&T on its introduction of the MiFi 2372 with the MiFi OS, widgets and applications support," said Peter Leparulo, chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless. "The AT&T MiFi 2372 introduces intelligence and added capabilities beyond pure Internet connectivity and is a great complement to AT&T’s extensive mobile broadband offering."

"This makes sense, especially since AT&T has taken a leadership position in deploying Wi-Fi," said Joe Fristensky, vice president-Information and Communications Technology at Frost & Sullivan. "This is in line with the industry trend to provide consumers with access to Wi-Fi in as many places as possible."

For more information on the MiFi 2372, please visit www.att.com/mobilehotspot.

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