updated 12:55 pm EDT, Sat July 31, 2010
Rover Puck 4G router hits FCC
Clearwire is nearing the addition of an extra compact 4G router on top of its slightly larger Spot 4G models. The Rover Puck has turned up at the FCC for approval and would be very small with a namesake thin, circular design measuring just a few inches in diameter. It would nonetheless tap into Clear's WiMAX network and share it with multiple devices over Wi-Fi.
Little else is divulged by the filing, but it would have battery power and has a micro USB port, presumably to turn the Puck into a USB modem for a single computer. Most such routers usually have Mac and Windows support for at least router features. FCC approvals for devices usually appear with no more than a few months' lead time before the actual ship date; the timing hints that Rover's device could ship by the fall. [via Engadget]