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Nokia Details Linux Tablet WiMAX Plans

“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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