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Photos: Nokia gives web tablet a WiMax-flavour

WiMax in the USA...
By Natasha Lomas, Contributor on
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WiMax in the USA...

Nokia has added to its internet tablet series with a WiMax-flavoured version of the pocket-sized web browsing gizmo.

Don't get too excited, however, as the N810 WiMax Edition - Nokia's first WiMax-enabled device - will only be available in the US and then only in areas where WiMax connectivity is available.

Nokia said the tablet, which has a touchscreen and a slide-out Qwerty keyboard, will be available this summer - "to coincide with local rollouts of the XOHM network [a planned nationwide WiMax network from US mobile operator Sprint Nextel] - which is scheduled to begin during the second quarter of 2008".

Sprint Nextel's billion-dollar plans for WiMax are certainly ambitious. But some industry observers are sceptical of whether it will pull off this WiMax gamble.

Photo credit: Nokia

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As well as enabling users to get online, the tablet includes VoIP and IM clients for voice connectivity.

It also comes with built-in GPS meaning it can be effectively used as a fully featured personal navigation device, said Nokia.

Photo credit: Nokia

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