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Nokia: No More WiMax Device For Us

Today Nokia confirmed that it is ceasing production and distribution of the N810 Internet Tablet WiMax Edition. That's one less device for Sprint/Clearwire subscribers to use on the Clear WiMax network.
Today Nokia confirmed that it is ceasing production and distribution of the N810 Internet Tablet WiMax Edition. That's one less device for Sprint/Clearwire subscribers to use on the Clear WiMax network.Hmm. I don't get it. WiMax networks are just taking off in the United States and Nokia goes and cancels its WiMax device.

I queried the company today, and received this response: "The Nokia N810 WiMAX Edition has reached the expected end of its life cycle. We will continue to follow the WiMax network development and new product decisions will be considered based on the evolution of the business."

I find it very interesting that the N810 WiMax Edition reached end-of-life status on a day after Clearwire expands its WiMax network in the U.S.

This leaves WiMax subscribers in the U.S. without all that much to use on the network. Not that the network is vast and widespread. It is still in just two markets.

Nokia didn't say if it has other plans for its Internet Tablet devices and what their future is.

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