Bell Mobility today announced the launch of the 4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 Turbo Stick, also known as the Ovation MC 679 USB modem.

The company says the new device will provide customers in LTE coverage areas with typical download speeds which range from 12 to 25 Mbps.

Currently, Bell offers LTE wireless service in areas of Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph. Bell is expected to roll out LTE to additional Canadian markets this year and through 2012.

In HSPA+ areas, Bell users with the new device will not work any faster than existing data sticks so users will still be limited to download speeds of between 3.5 and 8 Mbps.

Compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems, the Novatel Wireless U679 Turbo Stick sells for $200.

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