Bell Mobility today launched the Novatel MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot which offers simultaneous Wi-Fi connectivity for up to five devices including computers, portable gaming devices and media players.

The device, which weighs about three ounces, is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems and can operate for up to four hours on a single charge.

Compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, Bell claims the MiFi 2372 can deliver download speeds up to 7.2 megabits per second with enhanced performance for simultaneous uploads/downloads and large file transfers. The range for devices is about thirty feet.

"We're excited to be the first wireless provider to introduce Canadians to the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and the convenience of portable Wi-Fi access." said Adel Bazerghi, Senior Vice President of Products at Bell Mobility.

A microSD slot for expandable memory of up to 16 gigabytes enables the storage of personal content such as music, video and pictures.

The Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot is available nationally now for $250 without a contract.