Showcase of Samsung SPH-M8000 WiMAX phone at CEBIT
March 20, 2006
Samsung was showing what it claims is the world’s first mobile WiMAX phone. Based around Windows Mobile for pocket PC the handset itself comes with a 65,536 colour 2.8in TFT screen running a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.
The connected The SPH-M8000 phone acts as 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.
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