The Carphone Warehouse Signs Distribution Agreement for Novatel Wireless Intelligent Mobile Hotspot 2352
LONDON & SAN DIEGO, Sep 22, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a provider of wireless broadband access solutions and The Carphone Warehouse, UK's leading independent retailer of mobile phones and services, have signed an agreement for the distribution of the Novatel Wireless Intelligent Mobile Hotspot 2352 throughout UK on T-Mobile.
Novatel Wireless Intelligent Mobile Hotspot 2352 is the industry's first intelligent mobile hotspot, a new category of mobile broadband device supporting a rich application environment for customers. Unlike previous wireless router solutions that require an external broadband modem and serve only to provide connectivity, the Novatel Wireless Intelligent Mobile Hotspot 2352 supports GPS and creates an easily portable, personal cloud of high-speed Internet connectivity that can be shared between multiple users and up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices such as laptops, MIDs, UMPCs, smartphones, cameras, gaming devices or portable media players.
"As mobile broadband connectivity increasingly becomes a priority for both business and entertainment purposes, our customers will embrace the flexibility of the Novatel Wireless Intelligent Mobile Hotspot 2352," said Andrew Harrison, UK CEO, The Carphone Warehouse. "With freedom from hotspots, users can leverage the device to access email, check their social networks and download files from anywhere there is a mobile connection, including moving trains or vehicles."
The combination of internal (ROM) storage, up to 16GB of expandable memory via MicroSD and on-board GPS capabilities creates a flexible and robust platform capable of supporting a variety of location-based applications and enables the storage of personal content such as music, video and pictures. Novatel Wireless Intelligent Mobile Hotspot 2352 does not require any type of installation or previously installed software. Users simply need to turn on the unit to connect to Wi-Fi enabled handsets or devices.
"Partnering with The Carphone Warehouse will enable us to provide our customers with unmatched connectivity solutions," said Rob Hadley, CMO of Novatel Wireless. "The combination of The Carphone Warehouse's nimble marketing and broad customer base with Novatel's technology innovation will enable us to deliver stronger service levels and enhanced customer value."
ABOUT THE CARPHONE WAREHOUSE
The Carphone Warehouse is the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the UK, with over 820 stores nationwide. For more details see www.carphonewarehouse.com.
ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS
Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G WCDMA (HSPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' USB modems, embedded modules, Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products and software enable high-speed wireless Internet access on leading wireless data networks. The Company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)
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