ATT finally has something to show on their 4G LTE network this summer. Today they announced two upcoming devices that will take advantage of the true 4G speed on LTE. The new devices are USBConnect Momentum 4G and Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G, and they will hit 5 markets this summer that will be the first enjoy 4G LTE from ATT: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Here is more info:
About USBConnect Momentum 4G USB stick:
The AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G features plug-and-play installation of AT&T Communication Manager and access to AT&T?s entire national Wi-Fi network.
With plug-and-play installation that takes about 60 seconds to complete on Windowscomputers, AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G customers can access 4G LTE speeds, where available, and when out of range have access to AT&T?s nationwide HSPA+ network, delivering 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul. They can also take advantage of unlimited usage on AT&T?s entire national Wi-Fi network if using a post-paid data plan, and manage their connections and data usage with the preloaded AT&T Communication Manager.
AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G Specifications
LTE (700/AWS) HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100 MHz) EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Expandable Memory: MicroSD up to 32 GB GPS capable Dimensions: 2.6? L x 1.02? W x 0.51? H Weight: Approximately 1.06 ounces OS Support: Apple Mac OS (v10.5 or later), Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP SP3 (32 bit only)
About Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G:
The AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G includes a 1.77-inch display and connects up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet.
The company?s first 4G LTE mobile hotspot device, the AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G, allows access to 4G LTE speeds on up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices in select markets. Email, browse, download presentations and more when you?re out and about ? without skipping a beat no matter if you are on LTE or AT&T?s nationwide HSPA+ network. With no software to install and an LCD screen to guide you, setting up AT&T Mobile Hotspot is fast and easy. Just power it up and connect your laptop using the Wi-Fi network name and security key displayed on the screen. Easily view device and connection status on the LCD, including battery status, signal strength, and data usage.
AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G Specifications
LTE (700/AWS) HSPA+/HSPA (850/1900/2100 MHz) EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) enabled Display: 1.77 inches, 160x128 pixels color LCD Web UI for settings and advanced features GPS capable Dimensions: 3.8" L x 2.2" W x 0.7" D Weight: 3.6 ounces Battery: 1800 mAh Expandable Memory: MicroSD up to 32 GB Use time: Up to 5hours Supported OS: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS (v10.5 or later), Ubuntu Linux? 9.04
Price and Availability
AT&T will begin selling the AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G in black and silver for $49.99 with two-year contract after a $50 mail-in-rebate. The AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G will be available in black for $69.99 with 2-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. AT&T expects both devices will be available this summer online and in company-owned retail stores.
In addition to 4G speeds and an expandable memory slot, both Sierra Wireless-manufactured devices support global connectivity in more than 200 countries at international roaming rates.
AT&T plans to launch 4G LTE service in five markets this summer ? Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio - and extend it to at least 15 markets and to cover 70 million Americans by the end of 2011.
AT&T recently announced plans to roll out its 4G LTE network in five markets ? Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio ? later this summer. Customers with compatible devices and 4G LTE coverage in those markets will be able to enjoy access to 4G LTE speeds as AT&T?s 4G LTE network is turned up.
As AT&T rolls out 4G LTE, customers outside of its 4G LTE footprint will have access to AT&T?s HSPA+ network. When combined with enhanced backhaul, HSPA+ enables 4G speeds that are up to four times faster than AT&T?s already fast mobile broadband speeds. Because AT&T has taken the extra step of deploying HSPA+ technology with enhanced backhaul, its customers will have access to consistently fast mobile broadband speeds when moving out of 4G LTE areas.
By the end of 2011, AT&T plans to offer 4G LTE to customers in at least 15 markets, covering 70 million Americans. In addition, the company plans to add 20 4G devices to its portfolio this year, with some of those being LTE compatible.