CTIA 2009: Samsung Launches First WiMAX-Enabled Mobile Internet Device

Tuesday 7th April 2009 - 22:00

Samsung Mobile announced at CTIA WIRELESS 2009 in Las Vegas the upcoming availability of the Samsung Mondi, advanced mobile WiMAX enabled handheld device. The touch screen Mondi is designed for use with the Clear mobile WiMAX service from Clearwire.

The Samsung Mondi includes the following features:
  • Windows Mobile 6.1
  • Microsoft Outlook and Windows Mobile Office
  • WiMAX Mobile Internet Access
  • WiFi Access (BTv2.1+EDR)
  • GPS: Route 66 Navigation with Preloaded Maps
  • 4GB of Internal Memory
  • Direct Push/Mobile Email (POP3, IMAP, SMTP)
  • Supports Instant Messaging and MMS
  • 3.0 Megapixel Camera and Camcorder
  • Bluetooth ® 2.0
  • Opera 9.5 Web Browser
  • HDMI TV Out
WiMAX (Worldwide Inter-operability for Microwave Access), the emerging next generation technology for wireless access is supposed to be, together with LTE (Long Term Evolution) a base of 4G networks.

Samsung is the global leader in delivering mobile WiMAX Technologies. Beside cooperation with U.S. Clearwire, it is now preparing to deliver mobile WiMAX solutions to operators in Japan and Russia.
Clearwire is building the first, nationwide 4G mobile Internet wireless network in U.S. Currently provides mobile WiMAX-based service, to be branded Clear, in two markets, and provides pre-WiMAX communications services in 50 markets across the U.S. and Europe.
“The Samsung Mondi is an important step toward our goal of bringing 4G network speeds and connectivity to people across the U.S.,” said Bill Ogle, Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung Mobile.
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  1. David@BTR ( 23/04/2009 01:01:20 )
    The "HDMI TV Out" feature is an interesting addition. I wonder if this capability will become a standard option on the latest multimedia capable phones.

    Hopefully, the evolution to end-to-end 4G all IP-based wireless networks will enable high-definition video streaming to mobile devices -- like the the Mondi.

    The demand for data intensive applications requires both the radio bandwidth and the backhaul network to be able to support those applications. 4G is the great enabler, is this regard.

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