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.
Microsoft Makes Branding Change Official
Microsoft today indicated its branding transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia is progressing as planned. Microsoft has slowly been rebranding apps, services, and web sites from Nokia to Microsoft.
Sprint to Kill Off WiMax Once and for All On Nov. 6, 2015
Sprint today confirmed it will permanently shutter its WiMax network on or around November 6, 2015. The company had previously said it would operate the failed 4G network until "the end of 2015." Sprint said it has identified 6,000 "redundant sites that we expect to decommission and terminate the underlying leases," as part of the process, which will save the company some money.
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.
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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...