Thursday, 16 June 2011

Rocketfish - BestBuy's 3G MiFi Mobile Hotspot and USB Broadband Device

Novatel Wireless and Best Buy Connect Launch Mobile Broadband Connectivity Solutions (NASDAQ:NVTL)

Built from Novatel Wireless' technology, the Best Buy Connect devices are branded Rocketfish, a Best Buy private label brand that represents a portfolio of simple hardware solutions that enable connectivity. The 3G MiFi Mobile Hotspot (MiFiRF-MFH2)delivers high speed internet access anywhere, anytime for multiple users and devices. Users can connect and share broadband speeds with up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices at once—PCs, cameras, digital media players, tablets, gaming consoles and more—with the touch of a button. The 3G MiFi Mobile Hotspot provides up to four hours of active use on a single charge and fits in the palm of your hand.

Best Buy Connect is a Best Buy-owned mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that provides high-speed Internet on-the-go. The mobile broadband service operates on the Nationwide Sprint 3G network and Clearwire 4G network, and is available through laptops, netbooks, and other external devices, powering the connectivity for a wide range of consumer electronic devices.

"We're finding that our customers want choices in service providers, plans and devices for mobile broadband," said Jed Stillman, vice president of Best Buy Connect. "Novatel Wireless has a great reputation for creating intelligent solutions that help consumers stay connected wherever and whenever. We're delighted to partner with them on delivering a really smart and easy way to maintain those connections."