Sprint Bringing iPod touch to 3G on Nov 14?
Boy Genius Report
is quoting a source at Sprint that claims the carrier will be bringing the ZTE Peel iPod touch case on November 14. The Peel case purportedly provides 3G access to a built-in wireless hotspot, allowing an iPod touch and four other devices to connect. The report was thin, with no information on pricing for the case itself. However, BGR claims Sprint will charge $29.99 for 1GB of data without a contract.
FCC documents revealed in July
described the device built by Chinese electronics manufacturer. The Peel is a carriage sled type of case that is sized for a tablet style device like the iPod touch. There is no physical connection on the Peel that would connect it to the iPod touch, which would connect to the Peel's EV-DO Rev. 0 3G radio using WiFi. It uses its own battery for power, and charges via a microUSB port.
The "Peel" name, in addition to the form factor, raised suspicions that the case was meant to go with the iPod touch when the FCC docs were discovered. It's not clear whether the device will support making calls over Sprint's network through some sort of custom app, or whether it is data only.
Source: Boy Genius Report