AT&T Shows Off '5G Evolution' Mobile Hotspot
AT&T today announced the Netgear Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot Router, what it calls the first 5G evolution mobile hotspot. The device supports AT&T's test 5G networks in select markets, such as Austin, Texas, and AT&T's existing LTE 4G network everywhere else. In the 5G test markets, wireless data speeds are capable of reaching twice the download rates of standard LTE. The Nighthawk can connect up to 20 devices to the network via 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz WiFi. The hotspot features a 5,040mAh battery that provides up to 24 hours of LTE surfing. It can also charge mobile devices thanks to a USB-A out port. Other features include password protection, content filtering, scheduling, parental controls, SIM security, USB-C, ethernet, and an LCD display for gleaning key data points. The Netgear Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot Router goes on sale October 27. AT&T is offering it for $50 when purchased with a two-year agreement.
Google Shows Off $200 OnHub Home WiFi Router
Aug 18, 2015
Google today announced the OnHub, a WiFi router meant for use in the home. Google and hardware partner TP-LINK hid the antennas inside and gave the router a more useful set of lights so people will be more apt to put it out in the open, where it will work better.
Latest Verizon Jetpack Boasts 24-Hour Battery Life
Sep 10, 2015
Verizon Wireless today announced the Jetpack AC791L, a mobile hotspot that runs all day and supports up to 15 connected devices. The Jetpack AC791L, made by Netgear, is a traditional hotspot that features a full-color LCD screen and includes LTE Advanced functionality.
Apple Showcases iPhone 7 with New Home Button
Sep 7, 2016
Apple today announced the iPhone 7, the latest version of its flagship product. The device is machines from aluminum and features a refreshed design.
Verizon Discontinues Free Content Filtering Service
Jun 30, 2016
Verizon Wireless this week retired its content filtering service. The tool was initially made available to account holders in order to prevent devices from accessing certain types of content via the web and the Google Play Store.