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Samsung SWD-M100 WiMAX MID video demo

Samsung SWD-M100 WiMAX MID video demo

It was at Intel's booth rather than Samsung's at Mobile World Congress where we got our hands on the Samsung SWD-M100 Mobile Internet Device, and while the unit they had to play with was mysteriously non-functional, the hardware is certainly promising.  Hidden behind a 4.3-inch touchscreen there's a full slide-down QWERTY keyboard, together with WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 and - its crowning glory - WiMAX.

Check out our hands-on video with the Samsung SWD-M100 MID after the cut

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ASUS WiMAX Eee PC 1000HG coming; 3.5G Windows 7 1003HA and T91 demo’d

ASUS WiMAX Eee PC 1000HG coming; 3.5G Windows 7 1003HA and T91 demo’d

ASUS have announced an upcoming WiMAX-enabled Eee PC netbook, the ASUS Eee PC 1000HG, which will include both IEEE 802.16e and WAVE2 alongside WiFi a/b/g/n.  The company has made no commitment to release dates, but it's part of their Anywhere Connectivity announcements this week at Mobile World Congress.  ASUS have also been showing off several Eee PC models with integrated 3.5G wireless, using an Huawei EM770 WWAN module and Windows 7.

 

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Nokia kill off N810 WiMAX Edition Internet Tablet

Nokia kill off N810 WiMAX Edition Internet Tablet

Nokia have axed their N810 WiMAX Edition Internet Tablet, and while the Finnish company did not state their reasons for its demise, a fair guess would be that it's due to the slower-than-expected spread of the WiMAX network itself.  However, according to company spokesperson Laurie Armstrong, Nokia is not writing off WiMAX altogether.

EKING M1 MID: WiMAX, GPS, HSDPA and full QWERTY

EKING M1 MID: WiMAX, GPS, HSDPA and full QWERTY

Chinese firm EKING are apparently preparing to sell the M1 MID - previously advertized as the Wibrain M1 MID - complete with 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520 processor, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth and GPS.  The Mobile Internet Device, spotted in its new incarnation by Pocketables, is believed to have a 4.8-inch touchscreen display running at 1024 x 600; it doesn't skimp on connectivity options either, with EKING giving it WiMAX, HSDPA and a digital TV tuner.

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Samsung planning WiMAX & LTE chipsets to avoid royalties

Samsung planning WiMAX & LTE chipsets to avoid royalties

Samsung is reportedly developing its own in-house WiMAX and LTE (Long Term Evolution) chipsets in an attempt to reduce the royalties it pays to third-party manufacturers.  The move will come as a blow to Qualcomm, currently the number one wireless chipmaker, who have seen rivals Texas Instruments and Freescale withdraw from that aspect of the industry.  While its wealth of intellectual property (IP) surrounding the 3G CDMA standard has seen Qualcomm profit greatly in recent years (Samsung themselves use Qualcomm chips in some devices), the company holds less WiMAX or LTE IP and as such is in a more tenuous position.

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Clearwire WiMAX to be called “Clear” rather than Xohm

Clearwire WiMAX to be called “Clear” rather than Xohm

Clearwire announced today that they will be calling their WiMAX network "Clear." This comes after the recently finished deal with Sprint for WiMAX. In fact, the Clear moniker will be used in place of Sprint's Xohm branding.

The deal was worth about $14.5 billion and made it so Clear will replace Xohm on Clearwire's segment of the WiMAX network. This is instead of a joint name. However, Clearwire doesn't seem to be connected to WiMAX for 4G. In fact, future tech may very well be switched over to the LTE standard, if need be.

In 2010, many other carriers like T-Mobile and Verizon will be using LTE, so it would make sense for Clearwire to make the switch as well if that is where the market goes. However, both Intel and Sprint might run into trouble in the future as they are betting their game on WiMAX.

Digifriends M3 MID release in 2H 2009 with NextWave WiMAX

Digifriends M3 MID release in 2H 2009 with NextWave WiMAX

After hopes were raised and then dashed back in June over the potential US release of the Digifriends WiMAX MID, now comes word that the company has partnered with NextWave to globally launch the compact modular device as the Digifriends M3.  The MID will be based around NextWave's NW2000 chipset (as seen in the dmedia G400, meaning 3D graphics acceleration and video decoding) together with an Intel Atom CPU.  Primary control is via the 4.8-inch 1024 x 600 WSVGA touchscreen, but there are a number of 'stands' with various QWERTY keyboards, speaker arrays and other controls.

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dmedia G400 WiMAX MID with digital TV

dmedia G400 WiMAX MID with digital TV

From one MID to another; the dmedia G400 may not boast quite the range of wireless technologies as the UMID MID (WiBro being the obvious omission) but with WiMAX present that's still more 4G capability than many people have the coverage for.  With a choice of 3.8 or 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreens, GPS, WiFi, HSDPA and Bluetooth, the G400 errs on the side of media functionality rather than trying to put a tiny version of your office in your pocket.

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HTC MAX 4G for Russian WiMAX network announced

HTC MAX 4G for Russian WiMAX network announced

HTC have announced a partnership with Russian carrier Scartel to produce the world's first integrated GSM/WiMAX handset, the HTC MAX 4G.  Seemingly using much of the hardware of the HTC Touch HD, it will use Scartel's Yota WiMAX network as well as offer access to any Russian GSM carrier courtesy of an unlocked SIM slot; however, calls between two Yota customers will automatically be routed as VoIP calls over the WiMAX network.  Like the Touch HD, the MAX 4G has a 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera and runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro with the TouchFLO 3D GUI.

More photos & launch video after the cut

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