Last Day! The Karma WiFi Hotspot + 1GB Free Data + FREE Shipping #BlackFriday [Deals]



There are tons of mobile hotspots out there, but Karma has done something groundbreaking with The Karma WiFi Hotspot.

With this device, you can now put WiFi in your pocket and stay connected with a lightning-fast 4G connection, anywhere you go. And with this offer from Cult of Mac Deals – an offer that kicks off our Black Friday sales season – you can get The Karma WiFi Hotspot along with 1 GB free data and free shipping for just $69!

Sprint Announces It Will Acquire 100% Stake In Clearwire For $2.2 Billion



Sprint has announced today that it is set to acquire 100% ownership of Clearwire in a deal worth $2.97 per share — or roughly $2.2 billion. The carrier says it plans to utilize Clearwire’s 2.5 GHz spectrum, which will be migrated to 4G LTE standards, to achieve “operational efficiencies and improved service for customers.”

FreedomPop Unveils $99 iPod Touch Case With Built-In WiMAX


Could have been prettier.
Could have been prettier.

While the iPod touch is a terrific little device, it would be so much better if Apple gave it a data connection. It’s so frustrating when you quickly want to check on a sports score or load up a map and you’re in an area where there’s no Wi-Fi connection. Thanks to FreedomPop, however, you can now pick up a new case for $99 that comes with built-in WiMAX.

Japanese Carrier SoftBank Planning To Buy Control Of Sprint [Rumor]


SoftBank sees Sprint deal as the fastest route into the U.S.

Japan’s third-largest carrier is reportedly in talks to buy control of Sprint, according to two people familiar with the matter. SoftBank wants to snap up two-thirds of the company with a stake worth “more than” 1.5 trillion yen ($19 billion), and it’s also eyeing Sprint’s partner, Clearwire, too.

Samba Launches Ad-Funded Free Mobile Broadband In U.K.


Samba offers free 3G mobile broad band to U.K. iPad owners willing to watch commercials.
Samba offers free 3G mobile broadband to U.K. iPad owners willing to watch commercials.

Earlier this year, we reported on the plans by NetZero and FreedomPop to offer free 4G mobile broadband in the U.S. over ClearWire’s WiMax network. Both companies planned to operate on a freemium basis where users get a limited amount of data each month and can buy more if they choose.

This week, a company in the U.K. called Samba joined the free broadband bandwagon with a model that’s ad-based and freemium in nature, making it somewhat similar to NetZero’s original business model from the good old days of dial-up service.