Like other mobile hotspots, such as
Verizon’s MiFi and
Sprint’s Overdrive, AT&T’s MiFi 2372 is essentially a pocketable mini-router powered by the carrier’s network (it’s also built by Novatel, complete with a custom MiFi OS). It boasts typical features like support for five simultaneous Wi-Fi-connected devices and a four-hour battery life.
AT&T’s MiFi 2372 also sports a microSDHC slot (presumably to be used for wireless storage?), built-in GPS hardware for location services, and browser-accessible widgets and apps for things like checking your bandwidth usage and sending AT&T SMSes from your computer.
AT&T’s MiFi 2372 will be available online and in AT&T retail stores starting on Sunday, November 21 for $50, though a $100 mail-in rebate and two-year contract are required to hit that price. For some inexplicable reason, AT&T also charges a little more for data when used through a MiFi as opposed to an iPhone: the data plans for the device will run you $35 for 200MB and $60 for 5GB.