WiMax going into iPhone

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;"
 

wongulous

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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.
 

diamond.g

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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;"
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.
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.
 

liberty4all

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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...
 

cube

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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.
 

liberty4all

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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."

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: