[maemo-users] Sprint's N800 with WiMAX

From: Acadia Secure Networks acadiasecurenets at aol.com
Date: Wed Aug 8 22:21:03 EEST 2007

I believe it was discussed previously and I myself have had off list 
discussions as well as conversations with Sprint folk about this and 
about WIMAX generally. I have a kind of personal interest in the outcome 
of this since I was one of the so-called "founding executives" from one 
of the 4 companies that were brought together to form Sprint in 1986. 

We always got it/had it right when it came to data and data networking 
and we were years ahead of all of our competitors in both data products 
and services.

Today's Washington Post1 also has an article about Sprint's current 
predicament in terms of market share loss and how they are positioning 
their WIMAX deployment,  jointly with Clearwire, as a way to reverse 
their current downward trend in market share.


Best Regards,


John Holmblad

Acadia Secure Networks


Gary wrote:
> The article below mentions discussion of Sprint's WiMAX N800 "on the
> Maemo mailing list and other places" but I've not seen it here on
> 'users.' Has this been discussed already or have I been asleep at the
> wheel? Either way it's exciting news for users here in the States.
> Perhaps this will encourage some non-US 3G carriers to work with Nokia
> as well.
> -Gary
> "At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco this week, /LinuxDevices/
> spoke with Dr. Ari Jaaksi, Nokia's director of open source. ... Jaaksi
> said the WiMAX-enabled N800 would 'most probably' include WiFi and
> Bluetooth as well. He felt that interference problems could be
> minimized, noting, 'We had the same interference with Bluetooth and WiFi
> initially, but we solved that.' ... He said the new device would likely
> get more publicity during the process of FCC approval. However, he
> declined to announce any timeframe for when that might happen, in
> deference to Sprint. Jaaksi declined to say whose WiMAX chip will go
> into the planned device. Noting that the WiMAX specifications continue
> to evolve, he said he believed the device would support Mobile WiMAX
> initially, with support for additional WiMAX variants to follow. ...
> Asked whether Nokia might also consider adding a cellular radio chip to
> its Linux-based Internet tablet in the future, Jaaksi replied, 'It's
> more a business model than a technology barrier.'"
> http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8069179684.html
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