XOHM-launch

Sprint XOHM WiMAX pricing confirmed

Sprint XOHM WiMAX pricing confirmed

Sprint has confirmed pricing for its XOHM WiMAX service, officially launched today in Baltimore.  Offering average download speeds of 2-4 Mbps and uplink speeds of 1-2 Mbps, XOHM will be initially offered in two versions: Home, for replacing an ADSL or cable broadband service, and On-the-Go, for use with a mobile device.  Initial discounting means service starts from $25 per month.

Full XOHM pricing details after the cut

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ASUS F8Va-C2WM, N50Vn and M50Vm laptops with integrated WiMAX

ASUS F8Va-C2WM, N50Vn and M50Vm laptops with integrated WiMAX

ASUS is the fourth notebook manufacturer to take the wraps off of a WiMAX-enabled laptop range today, joining Toshiba, Lenovo and Acer.  The company has three models with integrated support for Sprint's XOHM network, officially announced today, the F8Va-C2WM, N50Vn and M50Vm.  The former is a slick ultraportable while the latter two are media center laptops both with Blu-ray.

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Samsung SWC-E100 Sprint XOHM WiMAX ExpressCard

Samsung SWC-E100 Sprint XOHM WiMAX ExpressCard

If you don't like the idea of a USB modem dangling precariously out of the side of your notebook, Sprint also have an ExpressCard option for users of its high-speed XOHM WiMAX service.  The Samsung SWC-E100 is the first such modem for the newly launched network, with a flip-up antenna and the promise of average downlink speeds of 2-4 Mbps and uplink rates of 1-2 Mbps.

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ZTE TU25 WiMAX USB modem for Sprint XOHM network

ZTE TU25 WiMAX USB modem for Sprint XOHM network

As well as notebooks with integrated WiMAX, Sprint was also demonstrating how users could add high-speed XOHM access to their existing hardware.  Top of the list is the ZTE TU25 WiMAX USB dongle, the only such modem certified for use on the XOHM network. 

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Toshiba Satellite U405-ST550W with integrated WiMAX

Toshiba Satellite U405-ST550W with integrated WiMAX

Toshiba have announced their own WiMAX-enabled notebook, the Satellite U405-ST550W, which will take advantage of Sprint's high-speed XOHM WiMAX network announced today in Baltimore.  The Satellite U405 has a 13.3-inch display, Centrino 2 chipset and uses Intel's WiMAX/WiFi Link 5050 Series mobile networking card.

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Lenovo WiMAX Option for ThinkPad X301, T400, SL300 & SL500

Lenovo WiMAX Option for ThinkPad X301, T400, SL300 & SL500

Lenovo have announced their WiMAX-enabled notebooks, intended for use with Sprint's high-speed XOHM network officially launched today in Baltimore.  WiMAX options will be available from today on ThinkPad X301, T400, SL300 and SL500 models, with options on the ThinkPad W500, W700, SL400 and X200 models later on this year.  Lenovo will also make WiMAX optional on the consumer-focused IdeaPad Y530.

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Acer Aspire WiMAX notebooks: 4930-6862 and 6930-6771

Acer Aspire WiMAX notebooks: 4930-6862 and 6930-6771

Acer have taken the wraps off of their WiMAX-integrated notebooks, designed to work with Sprint's new XOHM network. The tiresomely-named Aspire 4930-6862 and Aspire 6930-6771 both integrate Intel's new WiMAX/WiFi Link 5050 module for Centrino 2 notebooks, promising average downlink speeds of 2-4 Mbps and uplink rate of 1-2 Mbps. The 4930-6862 has a 14-inch display while the 6930-6771 has a 16-inch display.

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Sprint XOHM WiMAX launch: SlashGear goes to Baltimore

Sprint XOHM WiMAX launch: SlashGear goes to Baltimore

Sprint has officially announced its new 4G XOHM WiMAX high-speed WWAN service operating in Baltimore, and with it several new WiMAX-enabled notebooks from Acer, ASUS, Lenovo, Toshiba.  The PCs will use Intel's combined WiMAX/WiFi module, an optional feature for Intel Centrino 2-based laptops, and which Dell, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony have all promised will be integrated in select notebooks of their own in 2009. Alternatively a USB WiMAX dongle, made by ZTE, can be used to add WiMAX to other devices; Nokia's N810 WiMAX Edition Internet Tablet will also go on sale later this month.

 

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