Items tagged with WiMAX

The most popular and powerful Android phones currently available are quite possibly members of the Samsung Galaxy S line. Powered by Samsung’s very own 1GHz Cortex A8-based Hummingbird processor and featuring a four-inch Super-AMOLED (active matrix organic light-emitting diode) capacitive touchscreen with a 480x800 resolution, it’s no wonder that Samsung has already sold over 5 million Galaxy S-branded phones. The latest member of the Galaxy S family is the Samsung Epic 4G Android Smartphone, which adds two unique features that the other Galaxy S handsets lack: a slide-out keyboard and 4G capabilities. The Epic 4G is available through Sprint for $249.99 (after a $100 mail-in rebate),... Read more...
Toshiba introduced two new 4G WiMAX-equipped versions of its Portégé R700 laptop. The Portégé R700 is a 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop with an integrated DVD drive and a starting weight of just three pounds. The Portégé R700 offers business users many of the key features they want, including a thin form factor that's about one inch thick, the latest Intel Core family of processors, the ability to dock to a port replicator, an ExpressCard slot, and an eSATA/USB combo port with Sleep-and-Charge. Toshiba's latest Portégé models include the R700-S1332W ($1,699) which offers an Intel Core i7 processor and a 128GB solid state drive. The new Portégé... Read more...
Here's a surprise: Dan Hesse, the CEO of Sprint, is no long on the board of directors for Clearwire, despite the fact that Sprint is the major pusher of Clearwire's 4G WiMAX services. Clearwire as a whole lost Daniel R. Hesse, Keith O. Cowan, and Steven L. Elfman, with all three resigning from the company's board of directors this week. The reason why? "Clearwire was informed by Sprint that the decisions to resign were made out of an abundance of caution to address questions raised by Clearwire regarding new developments in antitrust law." In other words, nothing has gone wrong yet, but it may have been close. Clearwire's board structure allows for 13 members, seven of which Sprint has the right... Read more...
Gateway announced the latest model in its Gateway NV Series line of notebooks with the new Gateway NV59C66u. This new notebook features integrated WiMAX capabilities thanks to an Intel 6250 wireless card which supports both WiMAX and Wi-Fi networks. Key specs within the NV Series line include Intel Core i3 and Core i5 as well as AMD Athlon and AMD Turion processors, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, and 320GB to 500GB hard drives. The line also features an integrated High Definition webcam as well as 15.6-inch and 17.1-inch displays. The Gateway NV59C66u with integrated WiMAX is currently available for $699.99. Gateway Launches NV59C66u Notebook with Integrated WiMAX, New Premium Design New model available... Read more...
In addition to the powerful new Qosmio X500 Laptop with GeForce GTX 460M Graphics, Toshiba announced a handful of 4G WiMAX-ready laptops. With select WiMAX equipped Satellite and Portégé laptops from Toshiba, you'll have wireless coverage all over town and won't be limited to connecting to the Internet when a wireless hotspot is available. Currently, WiMAX is available in 54 cities throughout the country. You'll find WiMAX on the following Toshiba laptops: Satellite A665 The Satellite® A665 laptop blends Toshiba’s new Fusion® X2 styling with multimedia performance to boost high-def entertainment, productivity and creativity. Offering a 16-inch diagonal HD TruBrite®... Read more...
Sprint has put a lot of money into developing and marketing its 4G network. This 4G network is made possible by the partnership between Sprint and Clearwire. Currently, Sprint has the majority ownership in Clearwire. Clearwire's 4G network is expanding, and the company wants to continue rolling out the service across the country. There's only one problem: the company needs billions of dollars to finish building its nationwide network. A few financing options are possible: Sprint could fund the project itself, or it could turn to a competitor to help foot the bill. According to the Wall Street Journal, Sprint's board of directors is debating whether or not to let T-Mobile invest in Clearwire.... Read more...
Clearwire announced Rover, the company's first pay-as-you-go 4G mobile broadband service. With the new Rover service, the WiMAX carrier says it is targeting, "digitally addicted youth who refuse to settle for long-term contracts, overpriced internet service, or speeds slower than what they've become accustomed to at home." If you're itching to get your hands on 4G service, Rover is available in all of Clearwire's 49 4G markets across the U.S. The service is also available at CLEAR stores, Best Buy stores and select independent wireless dealers in Houston and St. Louis. "Simple, commitment-free wireless services are wildly popular with the Gen Y crowd, and Rover provides them with the first pay-as-you-go... Read more...
With LTE coming soon from Verizon Wireless, Sprint and Clear are both going on a full-out assault to get WiMAX into as many hands as possible while they still have an edge on time. On nearly a weekly basis now, we're seeing many new 4G markets introduced and even more 4G hardware to choose from. Sprint has just this week issued a new 4G USB modem (works with 4G only), in the U1901. This dongle is a small, simplistic device that works with Windows 7, Vista, XP and OS X (10.5 and 10.6), and when you're in a 4G zone it can provide throughput of up to 10x faster than Sprint 3G. The company suggests that this modem is ideal for "companies wanting to deliver high-bandwidth solutions to workers on-the-go... Read more...
Now this is how you expand your horizons. Clearwire, a company that has provided 4G WiMAX services to select areas in America for the past years and months, is considering a somewhat different approach in the future. Rather than just sticking with WiMAX, they may actually dip into another form of 4G: LTE. LTE is generally considered to be the 4G wireless protocol with the most industry support. In the long run, it's likely that more carriers will push LTE than WiMAX, and Verizon Wireless is already promising a huge rollout by next year. The company has just announced quite publicly that they will be conducting 4G LTE technology trials, which should showcase wireless speeds of 20-70 Mbps. That's... Read more...
Slowly but surely, Clearwire is becoming more and more of a household name. It wasn't long ago that only the hardcore wireless followers knew what Clearwire was, but now that this particular device is on store shelves, we suspect a lot of Apple users will be peering over just to see what the buzz is all about. The new iSpot is an interested, if not limited, device. It's the first 4G HotSpot that is actually only suitable for use with iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. That's right. Just those 3 devices are allowed to be used on the iSpot. There's a MAC address check that can tell what kind of device is attempting to connect over Wi-Fi, and unless it's one of those, the device simply will share its... Read more...
WiMAX is still a fledgling service in America. Even though Sprint and Clearwire have invested tons of money in the 4G service, it's still spotty at best and only available in a few locations. But as with anything, it grows in time, and there's no better way to really grow than to get your service in the faces of consumers. And there's hardly a better way to get in the faces of consumers than to get into Best Buy. Best Buy and Clearwire just unveiled a new relationship that will enable the big box retailer to sell 4G services to consumers, which could lead to a sharp increase in mind share and market share. The service will actually be branded by Best Buy as "Best Buy Connect," with the services... Read more...
Are you looking for a way to deliver 4G connectivity to your laptop, netbook, smartphone, or other connected device? The new CLEAR Spot 4G and CLEAR Spot 4G+ mobile hot spots are now available from Clearwire. The CLEAR Spot 4G lets you connect up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices to the CLEAR network for high-speed Internet access. The CLEAR Spot 4G+ gives you greater connectivity, letting you connect to CLEAR's 4G network or Sprint's 3G nationwide network outside of the 4G coverage area. The CLEAR Spot 4G+ supports up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. Clearwire Announces Nationwide Availability of 4G/Wi-Fi Personal Mobile Hot Spots CLEAR Spots Now Available in CLEAR Retail Stores, from... Read more...
Another 4G smartphone on Sprint? Yep, and we get the idea that Sprint will be milking that 4G headstart as much as possible over the next few months. With the HTC EVO 4G still firmly in the spotlight, Samsung is introducing America's 2nd 4G smartphone, though Sprint does point out that this is the first in the US with a slide-QWERTY keyboard and AMOLED touch screen. The screen on this new Epic 4G isn't nearly as large as the EVO 4G, but for those who strongly prefer real keyboards to virtual ones, it's a no-brainer. Basically, the Epic 4G is a Galaxy S smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard, complete with a front-facing camera, 4" Super AMOLED display, access to Samsung's Media Hub, DLNA support,... Read more...
It's a broadband world, and the rest of us are just trying to catch up. LTE is all set to become a widely adopted 4G technology once Verizon Wireless begins to roll it out later this year and in 2011, but for now, it's WiMAX or nothing if you're in need of 4G. The HTC EVO 4G is the country's first 4G smartphone, but if you're in no need of a new phone, Clearwire has a bunch of new products that are all designed to your get your notebook (or any other Wi-Fi device) onto these 4G waves. The company already has a few WWAN modems and mobile routers on the market, but they have yet to reveal a 4G/3G dual-mode modem that's compatible with OS X, and of course, having more options for surfing at 4G is... Read more...
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