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Nokia N810 WiMAX Edition Goes The Way of the Dinosaur

January 9, 2009 in Nokia Phone News
The Nokia N810 WiMAX Edition

The Nokia N810 WiMAX Edition

Today we bid a fond farewell to the Nokia N810 WiMax Edition, unveiled nine months ago as a revolutionary, next-gen internet tablet. Maybe too revolutionary.

According to Reuters, Nokia has officially “ended production ended production of its only mobile device using the U.S.-centered WiMax technology, another blow for the struggling wireless technology.” The N810 WiMAX Edition (was) a touch-screen tablet with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, based off of the original N810.

There’s a lot of good reasons why Nokia pulled the plug on the N810WE, but this image is probably the best:

WiMAX Forum USA Coverage Map

WiMAX Forum USA Coverage Map

The fact that it cost a cool $493 and had a battery that only lasted up to 3 hours on WiMAX didn’t help the cause either.

One last note: “Nokia did not rule out introducing further WiMax phones in the future.”

Nokia stops making only WiMax device – Reuters

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