So what is it? it’s a a portable, battery-powered router that seamlessly connects up to eight Wi-Fi devices to the Internet via CLEAR’s mobile WiMAX network, and it’s named as Clear Spot. What you need is a CLEAR USB Modem (available separately for $40) to be attached to the router. Manufactured by CradlePoint, the CLEAR Spot router will be available this month for $140.
“With CLEAR Spot, we’ve combined the speed and mobility of our 4G service with the ubiquity of Wi-Fi to create the best possible broadband experience for our customers,” said Scott Richardson, chief strategy officer for Clearwire. “While many CE devices will eventually include embedded WiMAX technology, our customers can now easily use their existing Wi-Fi-enabled phones, cameras, game systems, or laptops in compelling new ways. Since CLEAR is a true broadband Internet service, which just happens to be delivered wirelessly, we actually welcome the use of heavy bandwidth data applications that conventional 3G network operators may discourage or simply can’t support. In fact, we encourage our customers to use their Wi-Fi-enabled smart phones, or other CE devices, on our open network to receive better Internet connections.”