Plucky Sprint has figured out a way to get in on the iPad action. The carrier is offering a free iPad case with a pocket for its 4G cellular Wi-Fi router, allowing you to use a basic Wi-Fi iPad and still enjoy an always-on internet connection.
Sprint’s Overdrive modem is like a 4G MiFi, taking a fast cellular data connection and sharing it via its battery-powered Wi-Fi hotspot. Many people, including our own New York Bureau Chief John C Abell, are considering this kind of setup (either MiFi or Overdrive) instead of opting for the 3G iPad. The thinking goes that you can use the connection with any of your devices, not just the iPad.