Sprint set to release 3G-enabling ‘case’ for iPod touch
Recently released FCC documents reveal that Sprint is set to launch what appears to be a new case for the iPod touch that would enable 3G networking on the WiFi-only device. Manufactured by ZTE and called the “Peel,” the case is essentially a MiFi-like mobile hotspot that snaps on to an iPod touch, giving it a network connection wherever you can get a Sprint 3G signal.
The Peel has its own 3.4Whr lithium ion battery, which is good for about 40hrs of standby time—there’s no mention of how long it would last in active use, but our guess is perhaps a few hours. In addition to giving 3G network access to an iPod touch, it can also connect other WiFi devices.
I wonder if there’s a 4G wimax version soon to follow?