Clearwire Prepping a WiMax Wi-Fi Router For Portable 4G Hotspots

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Clearwire early Wimax adopters will soon be able to buy a portable wi-fi router that will broadcast your ultra-fat 4G pipe to everyone within range of your pocketable little router.

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Sidecut Reports spotted the little rig (in prototype form here) at Clearwire's Portland WiMax launch. It's basically a Cradlepoint device (it may even be made by them, as this Sprint EV-DO router is), and it will supposedly be on sale for around $125 by February in Clearwire's launch markets.

But don't believe the marketing hooey from Clearwire though that they're the only network provider encouraging such uses—he obviously hasn't seen Sprint's Cradlepoint. [Sidecut Reports via Electronista]

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Seeing as how Sprint and Clearwire are the same company, his statement is valid. They merged last year. In fact, the WiMax network they are using is a Sprint/ClearWire network.