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.
This 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.