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TIME Magazine Recognizes Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 Among Top 25 of the World's Best Technology Gadgets of 2009

SAN DIEGO, Nov 19, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced that its industry-first MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot was recognized as number two on the list of "The Best Travel Gadgets of 2009" by TIME Magazine.

MiFi represents the industry's first Intelligent Mobile Hotspot; a new category of mobile broadband that lets users put their world of content, services and connectivity in the palm of their hand. MiFi creates a personal cloud of high-speed Internet connectivity that can be easily shared between Wi-Fi devices such as laptops, cameras, gaming devices and multimedia players, even in a moving train or automobile.

The device's portability and ease-of-use combined with the unprecedented ability to connect up to five Wi-Fi devices or five users simultaneously, without tethering, has created a new product category. The MiFi products serve as an intelligent, open platform capable of hosting advanced software applications and flexible enough to address the continued evolution of mobile broadband.

"It is very satisfying to have MiFi highlighted as one of the best travel gadgets of 2009 by one of the most respected and popular magazines in the United States," said Rob Hadley, CMO of Novatel Wireless. "This recognition is a testament to our ongoing efforts to deliver innovative solutions that meet growing consumer needs for mobile connectivity while on the go."

According to TIME, "Existing Wi-Fi networks often fail to deliver, which can be especially frustrating when you're paying ridiculous prices to hotels for access to their networks. Novatel's MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot takes away your wireless headaches by tapping seamlessly into Sprint's and Verizon's vast 3G networks... you'll never have to go hunting for a hotspot ever again."

The TIME Magazine article is available here:,28804,1933520_1933522_1933483,00.html


Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G WCDMA (HSPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' USB modems, embedded modules, Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products and software enable high-speed wireless Internet access on leading wireless data networks. The Company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit (NVTLG)

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless' filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2009 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name, logo and MiFi are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Novatel Wireless, Inc.

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