With the hot new high-speed technology being WiMAX, is it such a surprise that Nokia is already preparing for the 4G technology from Intel? The Finnish mobile manufacturing giant has announced, at Web 2.0 Expo, that they are going to leap-frog 3G and 3.5G tech for an early 2008 release for their 2+mbps WiMAX phones. The launch windows coincides with Sprint‘s WiMAX roll out in the US and elsewhere in the world.
Nokia looks to be betting on 4G WiMAX gaining a strong foothold. With speeds topping 2mbps, far away from any WiFi hotspot, the technology promises to provide better coverage and speeds for Nokia’s web browsers and widgets.