Samsung UMPC with WiMAX

Samsung UMPC with WiMAX

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Like this new UMPC? Maybe not. But WiMAX (officially termed IEEE 802.16e) is a technology we won’t see in the US for another 3 to 5 years. Why? Because all the telephone networks companies are still making lots of money selling old technology. (Well, that’s the way it’s always here…)

Why am I fretting about this? Because companies like Samsung have been making this WiMAX gizmos for like last couple years and I don’t get to use one unless I goto Korea. I mean, iPhone are tight in the way the user interface is cool and all but let’s face it. If you do a cellphone test on ANY AT&T cellphone, you are going to be getting inconsistent 110K/bytes download while my Sprint Blackberry(piece of crap) get 400 to 500K/bytes consistently. (Don’t believe me? Try this site on your cellphone. Remember to refresh your browser to get correct results)

Well, that’s not the point, WiMAX is around 4M/bytes download, which is way faster than home DSL and almost as fast as cable. Now picture putting that in your little iPhone or a UMPC, you got a REAL mobile station you can work with at “real-time” speeds…

Okay, enough complaining, I think it’s a big scheme by mobile companies to make money anyways… (Hey, even if I worked for AT&T, I’d want to sell an over-priced, over-marketed iPhones for $500, not WiMAX enabled iPhones. That’d be coming in 2 years, when we made gazillions with the cheap stuff…)

I am just really tired of hearing my Korean buddies telling me how you CAN’T watch TV here in America, or why is the iPhone so slow… So if you think there’s a better reason, let me know. I will listen…

Samsung Electronics unveiled its compact UMPC ‘Deluxe MITs(model: SPH-P9200)’ at the Samsung 4G Forum 2007 in Korea market. As a successor model of SPH-P9000, it can connect to wireless internet and VoIP phone via Mobile WiMax. Running on Windows XP, the SPH-P9200 adopts 5-inch touch screen, folding QWERTY keyboard and 30GB HDD.

via aving

5 Responses to Samsung UMPC with WiMAX

  1. Jerome says:

    That is pretty cool!

    The screen is small

  2. max says:

    yeah, we need these for sure…

  3. girrrrrrr2 says:

    lol… looks like a gameboy… kinda…

  4. Izl says:

    LOL window xp

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