NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- Wireless provider Clearwire ( CLWR) might actually have a useful business tool on its hands: the Clear Spot 4G Apollo ($99 to buy, $6 per month lease with a two-year contract).If there is a hard lesson of this digital age, it is that getting a wireless network off the ground is one brutal slog. Take Kirkland, Wash.-based Clearwire. Sure, it has powerhouses such as Google ( GOOG), Comcast ( CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable ( TWX) in its corner. And it actually controls its own wireless spectrum.
|If you are looking at options for staying connected in your business and are within the coverage area, the Clear Spot 4G is worth a look.|
Exactly what the business data doctor ordered: a data access tool that works in the office and on the road. Let's get one thing, uh, clear. There is nothing revolutionary about the Clear Spot 4G. It is yet another in a long line of portable Wi-Fi data modems, similar to ones made by Sierra Wireless ( SWIR) or Pantech. Wi-Fi modems convert the digital cellphone network into a small wireless hotspot that several devices can use simultaneously. What makes the Clearwire unique is that it is loaded with a solid balance of features.