Mobile hotspots fall into a very particular subset of gadgets that only a very particular subset of people care about. This post is aimed at them.
Sprint on Wednesday announced the Tri-Fi, a wireless hotspot compatible with 3G, WiMax, and LTE connections. Sprint is in a big transition on the network front, and buying the Tri-Fi essentially ensures present and future compatibility with Sprint's current and future plans.
Sprint estimates that the device's 3,600 mAH battery will last eight hours on a single charge. The Tri-Fi also features a microSD card slot, allowing it to act as a file host.
The Tri-Fi lands on May 18th, when it will run for $99 after a two-year contract and $50 rebate.