FreedomPop, a new wave telecom company backed by Mangrove Capital, DCM and Skype Founder Niklas Zennstom's Atomico (News - Alert), recently introduced new iPod touch 4G Sleeve that enables a seamless connection to the company’s free high-speed 4G network and allows the iPod to function like an iPhone (News - Alert).
With the help of the iPod touch 4G Sleeve, users are able to use their iPod touch anywhere there is FreedomPop coverage and not just on Wi-Fi at home or in public venues.
Officials said that the Sleeve allows iPod touch to stream videos, make VoIP calls, serve a hotspot for up to eight devices and be connected to Wi-Fi anywhere FreedomPop's 4G network exists.
In a statement, Mauricio Sastre, Vice President Product, FreedomPop, said, "Until today, the iPod touch has been a Wi-Fi only device. As of today, consumers can now receive fast and free Internet for their iPod on-the-go." "By leveraging a VoIP app such as Skype (News - Alert), the iPod touch essentially becomes a carrier-free option that allows consumers to enjoy an iPhone-like experience without signing contracts or paying monthly fees."
The iPod touch 4G Sleeve delivers speeds of up to 10x 3G speeds currently available on the iPhone 4/4S and also turns the iPod touch into a wireless hotspot. This further allows up to eight other devices to connect to it.
Officials confirmed that the iPod touch 4G Sleeve is available for purchase at www.FreedomPop.com for $99.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, FreedomPop offers customers 500MB of free high speed internet per month. Its high speed wireless internet service runs on Clearwire's 4G WiMax network.
In related TMC (News - Alert) news, FreedomPop has recently announced the launch of its much anticipated public Beta service.
Edited by Rich Steeves