Nokia Kills Off WiMax-Equipped Internet Tablet
Nokia has confirmed that it is no longer going to produce the N810 WiMax Edition tablet. A company official told Phone Scoop, "The Nokia N810 WiMax Edition has reached the expected end of its lifecycle. We will continue to follow the WiMax network development and new product decisions will be considered based on the evolution of the business." The tablet had been developed, in part, to support the Sprint/Clearwire WiMax network being built in the U.S. Nokia didn't eloborate why the device reached its "end of life" just as the WiMax networks are coming online.
Sprint Can Commence WiMax Shutdown
A Massachusetts court has given Sprint permission to turn off its WiMax network in stages over the next two months. Sprint will turn WiMax off in 16 cities, including New York, today, with 39 more to follow on February 29, and the remaining 25 cities on March 31.
Sprint's WiMax Shutdown May Halt Service for Charities
Sprint plans to deactivate its WiMax network on Nov. 6, but some charities say the change will eliminate internet service for some 300,000 Americans altogether.
Nonprofits Convince Judge to Delay Sprint's WiMAX Shutdown
Mobile Citizens, a not-for-profit organization that provides free and low-cost internet service to schools, has won an injunction preventing Sprint from shutting down its WiMax network. Sprint had planned to cease operating WiMax on Nov.
Nokia Reiterates Path to New Phones Is Complicated
Nokia has again affirmed its plans to bring Nokia-branded handsets back to the market eventually, but warned that things won't be as they were. Nokia sold its handset division to Microsoft in 2014.
Nokia Pins Smartphone Comeback on HMD Global
Nokia today said it plans to return to the smartphone business during the first half of 2017 through its partnership with HMD Global. HMD Global recently completed a series of transactions between HMD, FIH Mobile Limited, and Microsoft that will allow it to make phones bearing the Nokia brand.
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Dead WiMax N810
Nokia seems to be aware of the N810's shortcomings, it appears that there is a new model in the works, along with a significant upgrade to the operating system (called Fremantle). Rumors have it that the upgrade will have a much better processor (TI OMAP3), 3G HSPA along with the usual WLAN, as well as a graphics accelerator. Nokia will finally fix the A2DP non-existence issue that has been identif...