AT&T's Novatel Liberate Mobile Hotspot Adds 2.8" Touchscreen To The Mix

It may not look like a mobile hotspot, but that's exactly what it is. Developed by Novatel Wireless, this AT&T-bound hotspot is actually not the strangest we've ever seen. That honor undoubtedly goes to the Verizon iPad, which also doubles as a wonderful mobile hotspot. That aside, this new Liberate is designed to operate on AT&T's 3G and LTE networks, boasting a 2.8" color touchscreen and support for up to 10 simultaneous connections. That screen is a real boon; anyone who has used a prior-gen MiFi knows how troubling it is to see flashing lights and nothing more as you attempt to troubleshoot.

Now, the screen will inform users about data usage, network settings, etc., all while letting customers control and tweak things right from the panel. The internal battery supports up to 11 hours of straight use, global connections, and even media streaming if you load it into the microSD card slot. Too bad there's no price to focus on, wouldn't you say?