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Nokia ready for WiMax in 2008

Nokia has announced that finish mobile phone manufacturer will start selling mobile phones using the WiMAX Internet technology during early 2008. The WiMAX technology
allows high-speed Internet from laptops, mobile phones and other portable devices over greater distances than the previous technologies.

But, Nokia isn't the only one planning the introduction of such handsets. One of its main rivals, the US manufacturer Motorola is also intending to launch its first WiMAX mobile phone on the market next year. Samsung from Korea now is ready to sell WiMax or WiBro handset in Korea market. Companies including Intel, Nokia and Motorola already support the open-standard WiMAX as an alternative wireless broadband Internet connection on top of 3G mobile networks that can become quite slow when filled with voice callers.

the upgrade to third generation networks and it is also said to be much more affordable than 3G. WiMAX might make the wireless broadband much cheaper to deliver, up to 10 times cheaper than the 3G networks available today. While it is a good choice for Internet access, when it comes to voice calls, WiMAX is not as appropriate. The radio spectrum for WiMAX networks is also rented out at more affordable prices than the 3G mobile spectrum and equipment vendors state that the infrastructure and handsets will also come with a lower price tag. According Softpedia, Samsung seems to also be committed to the technology and the company's mobile strategist sees this year as the year of WiMAX.

WiMAX is defined as Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access by the WiMAX Forum, formed in June 2001 to promote conformance and interoperability of the IEEE 802.16 standard, officially known as WirelessMAN

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