Showcase Of Samsung SPH-M8000 WiMAX phone at CEBIT

Showcase Of Samsung SPH-M8000 WiMAX phone at CEBIT

Samsung was showing what it claims is the world’s first mobile WiMAX phone. Based on Windows Mobile for pocket PC the handset itself comes with a 65,536 color 2.8in TFT screen running a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.

The connected The SPH-M8000 phone acts as a client and requires a WiMAX server within 1-kilometer distance. It is a slider model Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone with Push-to-all, video telephony, Bluetooth, 1.3 Megapixels camera and a VGA front camera. The maximum download rate is 3 Mbps while 1Mbps is the upload rate.

Since this is obviously a mobile WiMax product, Samsung quoted the phone as being able to provide those broadband transfer rates and connection while moving at speeds of up to 120km/h.

The M8000 will only available in Korea at this time but it does show potential for mobile data provision in the near future.

This amazing device supports WiBro, another name for WiMAX, which is nothing more than a much faster, upgraded and enhanced, long range modern version of WiFi that comes with a built-in TV output and digital TC broadcast DMB receiver. If you head over to Korea you can count on a super-fast 520 MHz Intel processor but the real thing is the color display.

Wimax PhoneThis work of art is a 2,8 18 262 000 color display has a flash camera combined with a keyboard that is built in and 1.1. version of Bluetooth and it supports voice over IP or Push to all services. This is the first phone in the world that supports WiMAX and it basically offers video and voice telephony services as well as the access to wireless Internet. This phone came as a product that the Koreans are using as a competitive WiBRO product to WiMAX devices.

KT And Samsung To Demo First WiBro Phone in Korea


South Korea’s largest fixed-line telecommunications company, KT Corp, together with Samsung initiated a test-run of a WiBro phone during the APEC Conference 2005 in Korea.

The limited test-run is now underway in Busan with a limited roll-out using 500 handsets for Pacific Rim leaders, senior government officials and foreign journalists.

Samsung will introduce the H1000 WiBro mobile phone and the Samsung M8000 PDA with WiBro and a WiBro interface card for laptops.

The demonstration is aimed to collect feedback on how the new technology would work. It is also aimed at publicizing the up-to-date technology during the APEC which gets global media attention.

WiBro is one of KT’s ambitious and costly projects to find a new revenue stream for the former state telephone monopoly, which is struggling with a shrinking wired telephone market as more customers rely on their mobile phones to communicate.

KT will also start its commercial WiBro service as early as June of 2006 with the aim of attracting as many as 4 million subscribers to the service by 2010.

WiBro, the Korean based “Wimax”, is competing with the WiMAX wireless broadband technology heavily pushed by Intel.

The technology, named WiBro – short for wireless broadband – is designed to deliver high-speed Internet connections to mobile phones, promising to allow people to watch high-definition television programs via handsets in a moving vehicle or on a street.

KT hopes the new technology would help provide speedier and cheaper connections for mobile phones, thus helping develop a new revenue source for it.

On Saturday, a KT technician said the new technology can send data at a speed of up to one megabit per second, which is equivalent to conventional fixed-line broadband Internet.

In reality, however, the speed was slower than expected, though the technician said he was unable to measure it.

And the phone’s screen size, which measures about 3 inches diagonally, is too small to surf the Internet. What’s worse, only specially designed Internet sites for smaller screens can be properly accessed by the phone.

KT has not given a price for the WiBro phone and service, but they are expected to be more expensive than current technologies.