WiMAX is really starting to come into its own recently. We know, there have been WiMAX devices in Asia for quite some time, but now that the US is on the verge of getting our own WiMAX network we actually care about these Asian WiMAX handsets. Actually, Sprint’s been dangling WiMAX in front of us like so many donkeys following a carrot, but we’ll trod obligingly along until we get that damn
carrot WiMAX network. The newest lineup of IEEE 802.16e WiMAX-enabled devices from Samsung is destined for Korea-flavored WiMAX (they call is WiBro) networks and comprises of one UMPC, one PDA phone, and two USB WiMAX modems.
The Samsung SPH-P9200 UMPC rocks a folding QWERTY-keyboard and Windows XP. Connectivity options include HSDPA, Mobile WiMAX and Wi-Fi – all powered by a 1 GHz Transmeta Via C7-M CPU and 512MB of RAM. The Samsung SPH-P9200 UMPC follows up on the company’s prevous Mobile WiMAX-enabled UMPC, the Samsung SPH-P9000. The folding QWERTY-keyboard has changed a bit, but it’s still pretty trick.
The Windows Mobile 6.0-powered Samsung SPH-M8200 PDA phone will feature CDMA EV-DO, Mobile WiMAX, terrestrial DMB, full touchscreen, and Bluetooth in a 16.6mm-thick package that’s sure to brighten up a Korean WiMAX-lover’s day.
Lastly, there are two USB WiMAX modems available from Samsung – the Samsung SPH-H1300 and Samsung SWT-H200K. These bad-boys will bring all that Korean WiMAX data right down into your laptop.
Availability and pricing are not known, but you can bet that the UMPC will demand a pretty penny when it launches. We’ll just keep waiting for WiMAX to hit our Yankee shores so that we can play with these incredible toys for ourselves (without having to buy a plane ticket to Seoul).
Keep reading for more pics of Korean chicks with slightly freaky, surgically-altered eyes (it happens a lot, don’t ask how we know) holding Samsung’s new WiMAX (WiBro) lineup.
[Via: Unwired View]