Future proof: Sprint's Tri-Fi wireless hotspot works with 3G, WiMax, and LTE

Compatible with 3G, WiMax, and LTE, Sprint's latest wireless hotspot is essentially future proof.

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.

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