Nokia puts off WiMax until 2008

Nokia puts off WiMax until 2008

Nokia, Corp. will not be working on WiMax-enabled mobile phones until 2008. According to Nokia's director of fixed mobile convergence marketing Mikko Salminen, the mobile WiMax (802.16e) technology is just starting to develop and the company prefers to wait until it grows into a more substantial market before joining in. He also pointed out that Nokia entered the Wi-Fi market three years too early and they don't want to repeat the same mistake again. The company, however, doesn't turn its back on the technology altogether as this year they will continue working on the fixed WiMax (802.16d), which is complementary to Wi-Fi hotspots.



Source: PC Magazine


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