Novatel Wireless MiFi® 4082 Declared Winner in 2011 Mobility Awards

SAN DIEGO and ORLANDO, Fla., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (CTIA Wireless Booth #3416) -- Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced that its MiFi® 4082 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot has been named a winner in the 2011 MobileTrax Mobility Awards in the Technology Innovation/Hardware category.  

The MiFi 4082 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot is the newest version of the award-winning MiFi family of products — bringing 4G WiMAX to consumers with one-touch connectivity for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices. Delivering a true wireless experience with no cables or software installation required, the MiFi 3G/4G Intelligent Mobile Hotspot supports all the needs of a family household, a frequent traveler who wants to avoid Wi-Fi charges, or even a small business team in a portable form factor about the size of a credit card.

"MobileTrax is excited to be giving this award to Novatel Wireless for the second year in a row," said J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D., principal analyst at MobileTrax. "The MiFi 4082 was chosen by our esteemed judges amongst a strong field of mobile hotspot entrants, which speaks to the company's focused efforts on delivering the most cutting edge mobile broadband devices."

The MiFi 4082 device comes preloaded with MiFi OS™, widgets and application support, adding capabilities beyond just Internet connectivity. It also features an external e-Ink display with status indicators for battery, signal strength and number of connected devices. The device also features shared storage capability through a microSD™ slot with up to 32GB.

"It is an honor to be recognized by this distinguished panel of industry experts for the MiFi 4082 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot," said Rob Hadley, CMO, Novatel Wireless. "This award highlights our continued dedication to providing the most innovative and reliable solutions in the market to our customers and partners."

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. Novatel Wireless' Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products, software, USB modems, embedded modules and smart M2M modules provide innovative 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 (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 and other regulatory agencies.

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