Nokia says it is going to launch a web-browsing tablet for the WiMAX network as it goes live this summer in the US.
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And Nokia will be selling the devices directly, rather than the carrier as is usually the case. Therefore connecting to the network will involve going online where a credit card number can be entered and the user will then sign up to their desired plan.
WiMAX will enable downloads of up to 4 megabits per second, peaking at speeds of up to 10 mbps, according to Nokia. By comparison, current third-generation broadband networks peak out at 1.4 mbps, although speeds are increasing.