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Maximus() 02-04-2009 05:47 PM

Samsung launches Mondi - the first WiMAX Windows Mobile
Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Mondi, the most advanced mobile WiMAX enabled handheld device in the U.S. The touch screen Mondi, which takes its name from the Latin word for “world”, is designed for use with the Clear mobile WiMAX service from Clearwire.

The Mondi carries many of the powerful features and uses of a laptop computer or netbook, but its compact slider form factor easily fits into the hand or pocket. GPS Navigation provided by Route 66 adds to the Mondi’s versatility. Available in a solid black finish, this device extends horizontally to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard and optical mouse. The Mondi is packed with multimedia features that offer instant access to E-mail, Internet, video content and business applications.

Mondi packs a full -featured web browser, powered by Opera 9.5, which takes full advantage of the device’s 4.3-inch touch screen. To keep connected while on-the-go, Mondi offers best-in-class location based services and instant access to social networking websites. It also supports various services including Fring™, Gypsii™, and MS Live Messenger.

The Mondi is completely customizable, thanks to a set of widgets that can be dragged and dropped anywhere on the display screen for easy viewing and use. Mondi is also an excellent device for work or for play. WiFi connectivity offers the business user fast and simple connections to Outlook Email / Calendars, Microsoft Office and many other vertical business applications outside the Clear service area. For the multimedia user, this device offers the ability to download and watch movies, listen to music or play games.

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
  • Supports Multiple Video and Audio Player Formats

“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. “The Mondi™ is a great match for people who want immediate access to the Web without having to sacrifice download speed and portability.”

“The mobile broadband experience that the Mondi offers to Clear customers places the power of the open Internet in the palm of the hand,” said Atish Gude, Chief Marketing Officer for Clearwire. “As our network grows across the US, we will continue to work with innovative device manufacturers to expand the mobile WiMAX device ecosystem and leverage the value that a 4G wireless Internet connection delivers.”

Samsung is the global leader in delivering mobile WiMAX technologies and offers an end-to-end solution including chipsets, infrastructure, mobile devices and consumer electronics, including devices capable of accessing both mobile WiMAX and other wireless technologies. UQ Communications in Japan and Scartel LLC., in Russia are examples of other Mondi ™ing operators preparing for significant commercial deployment of national-wide service using Samsung’s mobile WiMAX total solution.

Clearwire currently provides mobile WiMAX service in Portland, Ore. and Baltimore, MD.. The company expects to bring the service to more than 80 markets by 2010. Some of the major markets expected to launch Clear service this year include Atlanta, Las Vegas, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Honolulu, Philadelphia, and Seattle.

Kylebrn 02-04-2009 05:49 PM

Re: Samsung launches Mondi - the first WiMAX Windows Mobile
what is the resolution of the screen anyway? is nowhere mentioned .. like the chipset and processor ..

TX-Snakebyte 02-04-2009 05:51 PM

Re: Samsung launches Mondi - the first WiMAX Windows Mobile
However unfortunate the missing gsm/3g capacity. Now it is more a prototype of what the market is a "killer device".

I think, the first manufacturer of a device with WiMAX support is also gsm/3g/hsdpa more sales than it looked.

Barclay 02-04-2009 05:53 PM

Re: Samsung launches Mondi - the first WiMAX Windows Mobile

"Opera 9.5 browser is selected but the" internet button "has an Internet Explorer icon?

None GSM/3G so actually it's a MiniNetbook without hard disk, CD / DVD / BD, USB, Infrared, etc.

Internet there are more people addicted to, but now a window of 10cm to squint to read the news, you have check or even blogging, I do not really the best option.

Even on my mobile phone (Nokia N82) I used only the first few weeks of internet because it is simply much more pleasant to use your PC or laptop to use.

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