We haven't heard much about these since Verizon first showed them off way back at CES
, but Phone Arena
is reporting that a launch of Samsung and Novatel's new LTE mobile hotspots is now finally "imminent." That includes Novatel's USB551L
LTE dongle in addition to the 4510L MiFi
, both of which will be Mac-compatible out of the box (unlike Verizon's first pair
of LTE modems), although that functionality has yet to be confirmed for Samsung's SCH-L11 hotspot. Still no word on pricing for any of them either, but Phone Arena
says all three will be receiving a $50 rebate, so a price in line with Verizon's current, similarly-discounted $99 modems seems likely.
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