By Harry McCracken | Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 9:12 am
Last Gadget Standing Nominee: Wilson Electronics 4G AWS
Price: Approximately $599
T-Mobile may have decided that its HSPA+ network qualifies as 4G, but there’s no such thing as wireless data that’s fast enough, or one that never drops a call. So Wilson Electronics, which specializes in products for improving cell-phone reception, is releasing the 4G AWS, a in-building signal booster which it claims can improve the strength of T-Mobile HSPA+ phones by up to twenty times. The company says it’ll release it in the first quarter of 2011; the pricetag–about $599–presumably leaves it appealing mostly to businesses and to consumers who really want improved reception.