Sprint Announces ZTE Peel for iPod Touch to Hit Stores on Nov 14; Device Creates Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots

Written By Sam on 11 November 2010

Come November 14 and Sprint customers will be able to attach the ZTE Peel to their Apple iPod touch and connect to Sprint’s 3G network. The $79.99 device comes in a unique case-like form factor that will be able to comfortably cradle the second- and third-generation iPod touch.

With universal Wi-Fi compatibility and support for up to two Wi-Fi enabled devices, iPod touch users can now have ‘anywhere, anytime’ internet connection, removing reliance on a Wi-Fi hotspot for a data connection. To connect to Sprint’s 3G network, customers need to:

  • Slide their iPod touch (touch-screen face out) into ZTE Peel
  • Press down on both sides until it clicks into place
  • Press the power button located on the back of the device to connect.

Key features of ZTE PEEL include:

  • Advanced security through WEP
  • An internal antenna
  • Compatibility with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Macintosh OS 10.5, 10.6.
  • Sprint 3G network provides access to a full range of apps that require internet connectivity to perform, including VOIP, gaming, streaming news and real-time sports updates. Support for up to two hotspot connection

ZTE Peel will be available beginning Sunday through Sprint retail stores and direct ship sales channels. No software installation is required for use. The $29.99 monthly service plan will allow up to 1GB of 3G data on the Sprint network with no annual contract required.

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