T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot and Rocket 3.0 Hands-on at CTIA 2011
On Tuesday morning T-Mobile announced two new data-only devices to go along with its announcement of the network’s push to get 42 Mbps up and running: the T-Mobile 4G MiFi mobile hotspot, and the Rocket 3.0 USB stick.
The Rocket 3.0 will be capable of reaching max theoretical speeds of 42 Mbps in those particular cities that will be launching the service (Las Vegas, New York and Orlando, specifically), while the 4G mobile hotspot hits its ceiling at 21 Mbps.
Both devices were manufactured by ZTE; while the 4G mobile hotspot has no aesthetically-pleasing looks to offer us, the Rocket 3.0 actually comes in black with a couple replaceable covers for them. This is the first time I’ve ever seen a USB stick offered in multiple colors, let alone replaceable ones, so it’s definitely worthy of note.
We weren’t able to test out the speeds on these devices, so the testing will have to wait until later. But until then, enjoy a few pictures of these two devices.