AT&T’s Liberate MiFi LTE Hotspot Rocks a 2.8″ Touchscreen

AT&T has just announced their new MiFi Liberate, which is the the first mobile hotspot ever to sport a touchscreen display. It’s about time a touchscreen showed up on a dedicated mobile hotspot, as it’s likely to make the device so more usable! Developed by Novatel Wireless, the MiFi Liberate packs in a 2.8” color touchscreen display, it has support for AT&T’s LTE network, it’s global ready,  has a MicroSD card slot, support for up-to 10 devices at once, and it promises a battery life of 11 hours of continous use.

We’re quite fond of AT&T’s Elevate LTE hotspot that was released last year, and the MiFI Liberate looks like  great follow up product. The question is, how many people really need it when so many people are using their smartphone as a hotspot nowadays. Still, the promised 11 hour battery life looks super sweet, and the device could be worth the purchase for its battery life alone.

Unfortunately there is no word on pricing and availability yet for the MiFi Liberate.

Update 11/8/12: The Liberate will be available for $49.99 with a 2 year contract, starting November 16th.