Sprint will start selling the ZTE PEEL cradle that can turn the Apple iPod touch into Wi-Fi Hotspots via Sprint's 3G network. Here is more info:
ZTE PEEL is a unique device that cradles the second- and third-generation iPod touch with a case-like form factor. With universal Wi-Fi compatibility and support for up to two Wi-Fi enabled devices, iPod touch users will have a virtually anywhere, anytime Internet connection that removes the reliance on a Wi-Fi hotspot for a data connection. Customers simply slide their iPod touch (touch-screen face out) into ZTE PEEL, press down on both sides until it clicks into place, and then press the power button located on the back of ZTE PEEL to connect to Sprint's 3G network.
? Provides 3G Internet access wirelessly. ? Hardware design is meant for versions 2 & 3 of an iPod Touch to slide in and stay in securely in normal use situations. ? Universal Wi-Fi compatibility with 802.11b and 802.11g. ? Supports up to 2 Wi-Fi enabled devices to be connected at the same time. ? Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP and Macintosh? OS 10.5 and 10.6. ? Advanced security through WEP 64 Bit (Open or shared). ? Simple to connect with Hands-Free Activation. ? Easy to use Admin UI. ? No software installation required. ? Internal antenna.
? Dimensions: 4.8? x 2.62? x .86?, 3.2 oz. ? Main Display: 3.2? CGS (320 x480 HVGA). ? Standard 900 mAH Li-Ion Battery, up to 3 hours of active use time.
ZTE PEEL will be available beginning Sunday, Nov. 14, through Sprint retail stores and direct ship sales channels, including Web sales (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) for $79.99 (taxes excluded). The ZTE PEEL $29.99 monthly service plan from Sprint allows up to 1GB of 3G data on the Sprint network (taxes and surcharges excluded) with no annual contract required.