Samsung announces first WiMax handset

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samsung-wimax.jpgThis, ladies and gentlemen, is the Samsung SWD-M100, otherwise known as the Mondi, and the big deal about the Mondi is that it’s Samsung’s first mobile device supporting WiMax.

It’s got a full slide-out QWERTY with an interesting looking D-pad, which I’m hoping is game-centric rather than straight ease of navigation because you might as well use the touchscreen for that kind of thing.

Samsung will, of course, utterly cripple the device with Windows Mobile, rumoured to be the 6.5 version, but you can expect to see the handset soon on the Clear network in the US, making it the first WiMax mobile in their market. Who’d like to put down money that Samsung isn’t going to miss the opportunity over here too?

(via Phone Scoop)

Daniel Sung