Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL) today announced its next-generation MiFi ® Intelligent Mobile Hotspot – the first mobile hotspot with a touchscreen display and the most feature rich mobile hotspot in the market. In a press release from AT&T earlier today, the MiFi ® Liberate was introduced – marking the upcoming launch of the first MiFi 2 next generation device from Novatel Wireless in the near future. MiFi 2 introduces an entirely new user interface based on a 2.8” multi-touch interactive color display, letting users control the MiFi device with the touch of a finger. It has a beautiful design, which features a minimalist style and a vibrant color screen. “Novatel Wireless has again set the design and usability standard with the MiFi 2 next-generation. MiFi 2’s new iconic design and leap-forward innovation take our industry-leading user experience to new levels of ease and functionality. With this device, we’re giving our MiFi customers an interactive color touchscreen, always-secure, always-reliable connectivity for up to 10 devices, an amazing 11 hours of continuous use, and capabilities that take the MiFi device well beyond pure connectivity,” said Peter Leparulo, CEO of Novatel Wireless. “This is truly a unique product and we believe customers are going to love it.” Breakthrough MiFi User Experience Through a combination of both engineering and design, MiFi 2 boasts a user experience that is like no other. It begins with putting the features and functionality at the user’s fingertip through a touchscreen display that drives a better, more intuitive connection between devices and people. An accelerometer ensures that users can hold the device however they like and the touchscreen display will adjust automatically. The features and functionality of MiFi 2 are showcased by icons that allow users to easily discover and interact with the capabilities of MiFi 2 for almost any use case, such as data usage, on-board shared storage, the MiFi Media Center and location based services. From the moment a user takes MiFi 2 out of the box and begins scrolling through and interacting with it, on-device help is only one touch away, allowing greater customer support and improved usability.
Advanced MiFi FeaturesMiFi 2 brings a new set of features and services which redefines how users interact and use their mobile hotspots. For example, with one touch, a user can get an account summary of their data plan, including their current data usage and international roaming usage. MiFi 2 also has a new DLNA-certified Media Center which allows users to enjoy and share their movies, music, presentations and photos stored on microSD cards on connected devices. A user can simply upload photos from their camera to MiFi 2 using a microSD card and start showing them on any DLNA-enabled television or compatible devices. For business users, MiFi 2 has a simple process to upload and download stored files from any connected device. MiFi 2 also allows a user to manage connected devices to the user’s needs and desires, allowing connection and blocking of remote devices. Pioneering MiFi Technologies and Performance Specifications MiFi 2 has a completely new architecture and firmware developed by Novatel Wireless that optimizes key performance indicators for users. By advancing the technology at the core of the MiFi architecture, MiFi 2 empowers users with up to 11 hours of usage time, even while streaming live video. Novatel Wireless has incorporated a power management conscious embedded agent in the MiFi 2 that automatically enhances the user experience and extends battery life. As a result, users can go a full business day without having to worry about recharging. Novatel Wireless invented the mobile hotspot category. The MiFi 2 is built on proven, award-winning technology using best in class craftsmanship in an all-new, highly innovative design filled with unique capabilities and superior performance. ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of intelligent wireless solutions based on 2G, 3G and 4G technologies providing wireless connectivity. The company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Product lines include MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspots, Ovation USB modems, Expedite embedded modules, Enfora smart M2M modules, and Enfora integrated M2M solutions. These innovative products provide anywhere, anytime communications solutions for consumers and enterprises. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit www.nvtl.com. (NVTLG) This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless’ products and dependence on intellectual property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless’ filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies. (C) 2012 Novatel Wireless, Inc. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name and logo, MiFi are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other Company, product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.