Don't count on forthcoming Atom-powered Eee PCs to help popularize WiMAX. According to DigiTimes, Asus has gone back on its promise of integrating the wireless standard into its Eee PC 901 sub-notebook. Instead, the company will make WiMAX available only as an option for "contract customers."
DigiTimes says Asus mulled over its decision for two quarters but eventually decided that the WiMAX market "will not reach maturity in 2008." Nonetheless, Asus plans to push WiMAX in its pricier 14.1" and 15.4" notebooks in the United States. Those notebooks will reportedly include new VX2, U6, and V1 models, which are all scheduled to appear before the end of the year.
Fittingly, these WiMAX-powered notebooks may roll out as the merger between Clearwire's and Sprint Nextel's wireless broadband units closes in the fourth quarter. As we reported earlier this month, the merger will see a new Clearwire emerge that will focus on developing a WiMAX network in the U.S..
|Nvidia Titan V brings the power of Volta V100 to desktops||124|
|Thermaltake's Nemesis Switch has enough buttons for all your macros||10|
|Zotac Gaming MEK1 PCs have the requisite pieces of flair||5|
|Toshiba's latest hard drives store 14 TB without shingles||57|
|Friday deals: a motherboard trio, a cheap CLC, and a rodent||11|
|GeForce 388.59 drivers are ready for the Titan V apocalypse||5|
|Lite-On MU-X SSDs continue the affordable NVMe onslaught||37|
|Chrome 63 puts bad sites in solitary confinement||18|
|Empty your iPhone onto the Adata i-Memory AI720 drive||12|