May 6, 2011

Novatel Wireless MiFi 4082 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot Now Available Through Comcast

SAN DIEGO, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions,  today announced that its new MiFi® 4082 is available to purchase through Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. Novatel Wireless will supply its MiFi® 4082 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and support Comcast as the company continues its nationwide rollout of Xfinity® Internet 2go. The MiFi 4082 is commercially available through Comcast's website: www.comcast.com/2go and will be offered to new Xfinity Internet 2go customers for a $25 one-time fee with a qualifying Xfinity Internet 2go service plan.  

"We're excited to assist Comcast in rolling out their next generation Xfinity Internet 2go 4G/3G Mobile Hotspot device, perfect for watching TV and movies on-the-go," said Rob Hadley, CMO of Novatel Wireless. "The new MiFi 4082 delivers 4G speeds and complements Comcast's broad connectivity and entertainment offering perfectly, providing innovative services — not only for the home but now also on-the-go".

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.

The MiFi 4082 device comes preloaded with MiFi OS™, widgets and application support, offering customers 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.

Delivering industry-leading performance and best-in-class session continuity between 4G and 3G, the award-winning MiFi 4082 Mobile Hotspot requires no cables or software installation and easily 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 form factor about the size of a credit card.

FEATURES:

  • Intuitive eInk display with status indicators for battery, signal and the number of connected devices
  • Browser user interface for configuration
  • MicroSD slot for up to 32GB memory card
  • Supports Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems
  • Datalink 3G/4G
  • No software required for Wi-Fi connection
  • Battery: 1500mAh — over four hours of usage; 60 hours of standby time
  • Weight: 85 grams with battery (3 oz.)
  • Antenna: Integrated Wi-Fi antenna
  • Wireless Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n

Visit www.comcast.com/2go for additional information, pricing plans and service packages.

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 www.novatelwireless.com. (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 www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2011 Novatel Wireless, Inc.  All rights reserved.  The Novatel Wireless name and logo, MiFi, and MiFi OS are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc.  Other Company, product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts:

Charlotte Rubin

Cara Sloman


Novatel Wireless

Nadel Phelan for Novatel Wireless


(858) 812-3431

(831) 440-2411


crubin@nvtl.com

cara@nadelphelan.com



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