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Nokia Details Linux Tablet WiMAX Plans

Sep 28, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Nokia plans to ship WiMAX-enabled Internet tablets next year. The as-yet unnamed model or models in Nokia's Linux-powered 'N-series' Internet Tablet line will use Intel 'Baxter Peak' WiMAX chips and will support Sprint's 'Xohm' WiMAX service, the top phone-maker has revealed.

"WiMAX technology was originated by Intel in 2004, positioned early on as a way to bring the Internet to the masses, including people in developing nations without the resources for copper-based 'last mile' infrastructure, and in rural areas of the U.S. where low population density has rendered other network distribution techniques impractical..."

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