WiMAX

Toshiba crams WiMax modem inside updated laptops

Toshiba crams WiMax modem inside updated laptops

Toshiba has announced that it will be cramming a WiMax modem inside some of its notebooks and offering them up for sale soon. The new machines are designed to take advantage of the 4G WiMax networks that are being rolled out in major metropolitan areas around the country. Several of Toshiba's popular notebooks will get WiMax options.

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Clearwire Rover Puck Review

Clearwire Rover Puck Review

Our pockets and bags are overflowing with portable gadgets - iPads, PSPs, netbooks and notebooks - and they all have a taste for data. Portable mobile hotspots have flourished to satisfy that demand, and most recent is Clearwire's Rover Puck, a futuristically designed way to share a 4G connection between up to eight WiFi-connected devices while on the move. Are Clearwire's contract-free plans enough to make up for the absence of a fall-back 3G connection? Check out the full review after the cut.

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Clearwire out Rover pre-pay WiMAX with Rover Puck mobile hotspot

Clearwire out Rover pre-pay WiMAX with Rover Puck mobile hotspot

Clearwire has officially launched Rover, their pay-as-you-go 4G mobile broadband service, which offers unlimited WiMAX data for either $5 a day, $20 a week or $50 per month.  Two modems will be available for the Rover packages, a USB model called the Rover Stick and priced at $99.99, and a 4G mobile hotspot called the Rover Puck, which can share a single WiMAX connection with up to eight WiFi-connected users and is priced at $149.99.

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Intel buys Infineon’s Wireless division in $1.4bn deal: WiMAX and LTE the focus

Intel buys Infineon’s Wireless division in $1.4bn deal: WiMAX and LTE the focus

Intel has announced a $1.4bn cash deal to buy Infineon's Wireless Solutions (WLS) business, maintaining the 3G, WiFi, WiMAX and LTE company as a separate venture but also dipping liberally into their expertise for upcoming Intel products and strategy.  This relatively hands-off approach to running Infineon is likely to placate the company's existing customers - which includes Apple, who source their WiFi+3G chipset for the iPad from the firm - while will also see them continuing to supply ARM-based chipsets together with Intel silicon.

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Clear iSpot Review

Clear iSpot Review

Wireless hotspots are relatively commonplace these days, billed as straightforward ways to get all your WiFi devices online without paying a cellular modem subscription for each. The Clear iSpot, then, is an odd fish: while it's capable of supporting up to eight WiFi clients simultaneously, they're all meant to be Apple mobile devices like the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Have one of those and you can be enjoying 4G speeds for a bargain monthly fee; anything else and - officially - you're out of luck. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sprint “product development guru” jumps ship

Sprint “product development guru” jumps ship

Sprint has lost a Senior VP, Kevin Packingham, described as the carrier's "product development guru" and supposedly instrumental in paving the way for the WiMAX-friendly HTC EVO 4G and the upcoming Samsung Epic 4G.  The carrier confirmed that Packingham has left his role to take up another position at an unnamed Kansas City company; Sprint will now have to find a new expert to demonstrate their high-end devices at launch events.

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Samsung Epic 4G for Sprint Available August 31st for $249.99, Reservations Beginning August 13th

Samsung Epic 4G for Sprint Available August 31st for $249.99, Reservations Beginning August 13th

Sure enough, August 11th turned out to be something worthwhile. Thanks to Samsung, we can now safely say that we know when the Epic 4G, Sprint's second 4G-equipped device, will be hitting the airwaves this year. The Epic 4G is the most distinct variation of the Samsung Galaxy S devices launching here in the States: featuring a 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor under the hood, a full physical QWERTY keyboard on a landscape slider, and Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz 3.0 User Interface overlaying Android 2.1, the Epic 4G also sits high on the hill thanks to its ability to connect to Sprint's 4G WiMAX network.

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Clearwire to Begin Testing Co-Existence of WiMax and LTE in the Fall

Clearwire to Begin Testing Co-Existence of WiMax and LTE in the Fall

Right now, Clearwire's 4G network is based entirely on the WiMax technology. The same one that Sprint uses for their own infrastructure. But, Clear has come forward in the past to say that they've never counted Long Term Evolution (LTE) out, and now with this new report, it looks like they're strengthening that statement. With tests planned in the Fall of this year, Clear will take a hard look at LTE.

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Verizon’s 4G Roadmap Leaks, Seems to be Right on Schedule

Verizon’s 4G Roadmap Leaks, Seems to be Right on Schedule

Right now, Sprint's got 4G down. Their WiMAX-backed next-generation wireless technology is popping up in cities all over the country, and they've got their first 4G-enabled device out there, in the hands of customers. But, that's obviously not stopping the largest wireless carrier in this neck of the woods from moving right along with their own next-gen connection options. Verizon, though, will be using Long Term Evolution, and not WiMAX, and according to a newly leaked document detailing the future of the roll-out, it looks like Verizon is right on schedule and moving along quite nicely.

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