updated 01:40 pm EDT, Wed July 7, 2010
Clear now shipping Spot 4G, Spot 4G+ routers
Clearwire on Wednesday began shipping its 4G mobile routers first introduced last month. Either is available online or in stores, and let users share their WiMAX data connection wirelessly with up to eight compatible devices on the Spot 4G and as many as five with the Spot 4G+. The Spot 4G can only support WiMAX networks, however, while the Spot 4G+ gets both it and Sprint's 3G network access.
Either offers unlimited data access, with plans for the Spot 4G starting at $40 per month and the Spot 4G+ plans costing at least $55. The Spot 4G costs $100 outright or can be leased for $5 per month. Choosing the Spot 4G+ instead costs $225 for the device or $6 per month on a lease.
The 4G+ Mobile USB introduced at the same time hasn't yet been released.