Announced last month, AT&T is releasing two new mobile hotspot devices, the USBConnect Momentum 4G and Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G on August 21. Both devices will offer up 4G LTE connectivity for $50 a month for 5GB data, and $10 for each additional GB. The Momentum 4G will run you $49.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in-rebate. The Elevate 4G will cost you $69.99 on a 2-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate.

Also of note is those of you with a USBConnect Adrenaline, you’ll be getting an upgrade on August 26 to 4G LTE support via a software download.  You’ll be able to go to www.att.com/adrenaline (not yet active) to grab the software and start cruising the Internet while out of your office at 4G speeds if you’re in a coverage area.

Thus far only five markets have been announced for AT&T’s LTE service – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio – and those are due to go live some time later this summer.  Of course, more markets are planned for the future, but it may be a while before you can enjoy 4G LTE everywhere you currently get AT&T service.  Until then, you will still get to enjoy HSPA+ speeds as you move in and out of those areas.

Here’s a reminder of what you can expect from the Momentum and Elevate.

AT&T Momentum

AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G Tech Specs

  • LTE (700/AWS)
  • HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100 MHz)
  • EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Expandable Memory: MicroSD up to 32 GB for external storage.
  • GPS capable
  • Dimensions: 2.6’ L x 1.02’ W x 0.51’ H
  • Weight: Approximately 1.06 ounces
  • OS Support: Apple Mac OS (v10.5 or later), Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP SP3 (32 bit only)

AT&T Elevate

AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G

  • LTE (700/AWS)
  • HSPA+/HSPA (850/1900/2100 MHz)
  • EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) enabled
  • Display: 1.77 inches, 160×128 pixels color LCD
  • Web UI for settings and advanced features
  • GPS capable
  • Dimensions: 3.8″ L x 2.2″ W x 0.7″ D
  • Weight: 3.6 ounces
  • Battery: 1800 mAh
  • Expandable Memory: MicroSD up to 32 GB for external storage.
  • Use time: Up to 5hours
  • Supported OS: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS (v10.5 or later), Ubuntu Linux 9.04

Are you interested in either the the USBConnect Momentum 4G or the Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G?