WiMax going into iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by liberty4all, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. liberty4all Guest

    liberty4all

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    Looks like there will a WiMax/WiFi chipset integrated into iPhone -- from Apple's CPU partner Samsung:

    http://www.wimax-industry.com/ar/12e.htm

    "Samsung has committed to delivering six WiMAX-capable devices (including Ultra mobile PCs and personal media players); Samsung also plans to enter the WiMAX chipset business;
    Intel completed the design of a single-chip, multi-band WiMAX/WiFi chipset that it will sample in card and module forms in late 2007;"
     
  2. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    WTF? The iPhone won't change for at least a year, hardware-wise, and this is about Sprint/Nextel. AT&T has *NO* plans to use WiMax anytime soon.

    Wasteland plz.
     
  3. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    wong is right. WiMAX looks to be a Sprint only affair cell carrier wise. From what I can tell AT&T may look to UTMS Rev 8.
     
  4. liberty4all thread starter Guest

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    Intel has a WiMax/WiFi/HSDPA chipset and I can pretty much guarantee you it will show up in a MacBook Pro soon -- likely this year... only logical that WiMax would show up on iPhone too... I pretty much guarantee, the new MacBook Pro sub-notebook will be a derivative of this:

    http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/may2007/tc20070523_272039.htm

    More options are better, practical WiMax speed is around 10 Mbit/s, but could goto 70 Mbit/s...
     
  5. cube macrumors G5

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    Nokia has said they will have WiMAX-capable products in 2008.
     
  6. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Good for Nokia. What does that have to do with WiMAX only having Sprint as a carrier, and Apple being tied to AT&T with the iPhone? :confused:
     
  7. cube macrumors G5

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    Nothing. It just means that even if Apple adds 3G, Nokia will still be ahead with WiMAX and DVB-H, plus the fact that they also offer unlocked, prepaid, discounted, REAL smartphones.
     
  8. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Would love to be able to use WiMax with my iPhone. We have clearwire here and would get it in a second.
     
  9. liberty4all thread starter Guest

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    Supposedly, this new he Intel WiMAX Connection 2300 chipset somehow does HSDPA over WiMax -- see their news release:

    http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20061206comp.htm

    "Maloney showed an Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology-based laptop with mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005), Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11n), and high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) 3G capabilities successfully accessing the Internet at broadband speeds over a mobile WiMAX network. The demonstration illustrates the high-speed and quality of service capability of WiMAX for handling content-rich applications that can be extremely responsive without interference from other wireless technologies residing on the same system."

     

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