Start Your WiMax Engines With Laptops From Acer, Asus, Lenovo and…

Sprint's Xohm WiMax network got extra super official » 10/08/08 3:45pm 10/08/08 3:45pm today with a party and all, so laptop makers are tossing out confetti in the form of WiMax-enabled notebooks. Here's what you've got to pick from. Acer dropped a pair of in 14- and 16-inch sizes, while are a bit mo' better for a bit mo' money. Oh, there's more.…

Sprint WiMax Slowing Down Corporations with "Narrow" Certification…

Sprint's enticing Xohm WiMax network is slowly making its way » 10/08/08 12:45pm 10/08/08 12:45pm across the country, but Lenovo has complained of a major problem with it gaining popularity. According to GigaOM, Lenovo expected to dominate the market with a variety of WiMax products since they had put a lot of time and effort into testing equipment. But…

Acer 14-inch, 16-inch Aspires Are Built for WiMAX

Now that the Baltimore's XOHM network » 10/08/08 8:01am 10/08/08 8:01am is up and running, companies are scrambling to release WiMAX-enabled notebooks to capitalize on faster-than-EVDO internet. One of the first out the door is Acer, with two new WiMAX sporting Aspires. The Aspire 4930 comes with a 14.1-inch 1280x800 resolution CrystalBrite screen,…

Xohm's WiMax Coverage Quietly Live and Working in Six More Cities

We saw Sprint/Clearwire/ whoever » 10/06/08 11:15am 10/06/08 11:15am's tested in B-more . And now, news from a Xohm employee in Baltimore is that the service is also live and working (albeit in an "unsupported" test capacity) in Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and northern Virginia. So anyone with WiMax-enabled hardware in those…

Xohm Tested Out in Baltimore: Beats EVDO, Unsurprisingly

Laptopmag » 10/01/08 4:49am 10/01/08 4:49am went ahead and tested out Xohm WiMax goodness, now that it's . They jammed an ExpressCard Xohm into a Sony Vaio laptop, and compared it to a Kyocera EVDO card running on Verizon, at a spot where both signals were strong. The conclusion? Xohm beats EVDO for speed when doing intensive downloading, such as…

Sprint's Xohm WiMax Will Neuter Heavy Downloaders

For all the talk » 9/29/08 3:00pm 9/29/08 3:00pm that WiMax and can totally replace your ISP, when it comes to bandwidth-sucking apps, that's not the case. It'll neuter file-sharing applications, or anything else—like VoIP—that uses a lot of bandwidth. AT&T has a similar provision on , using the (legitimate) argument to that it's wireless and it…

Sprint XOHM WiMax Quietly Goes Live In Baltimore

Just over a week ago the word was » 9/29/08 5:40am 9/29/08 5:40am that Baltimore, the first city in a pilot program for the new wireless tech, might not see WiMax until October. With a minimal announcement and little fanfare, though, it looks like the service has gone live in select parts of the city. The pricing options are interesting though…

Sprint's Xohm WiMax Service Delayed Again, Possibly

We've been talking about Sprint's Xohm Wimax service for ages—tracking its on again » 9/19/08 10:00am 9/19/08 10:00am, status. And now it looks like it's been slightly delayed again, from September to October 6th. A tipster at is saying news on coverage, and the all-important pricing scheme will hit September 26th, on Sprint's site. But, according…

Sprint and Clearwire Promise WiMax Will Be Totally Open, Can Replace…

In its filing to the FCC oh-so-politely asking for the okay to merge Sprint's and Clearwire's spectrum assets into the WiMax monolith New Clearwire (helpfully poked through by Ars), they make a lot of groovy promises to stoke the FCC's approval stamp into action. Like it'll be totally open: "New Clearwire will permit… » 6/12/08 8:40pm 6/12/08 8:40pm

WiMax Just Might Make It: Sprint's WiMax and Clearwire Officially Merge

The massive WiMax joint venture expected to be announced today is official, though the rumored details were a bit off. Sprint's WiMax division is merging with Clearwire to form a single WiMax company called...Clearwire. (But Sprint will own most of it.) Happily, the clusterfuckiness factor is lower than we figured.… » 5/07/08 1:41pm 5/07/08 1:41pm

WiMax Joint Venture: Sprint, Clearwire, Comcast and Time Warner With…

Sprint and Clearwire are apparently set to do the almost unthinkable: Get WiMax off the ground. Fortune is reporting that Sprint and Clearwire are expected to announce as early as tomorrow the formation of a massive WiMax joint venture with Time Warner and Comcast. Intel and Google are rumored to be throwing money at… » 5/06/08 7:43pm 5/06/08 7:43pm

Sprint Delays Xohm WiMax Service to 'Later in the Year'

Sprint has delayed the launch of its commercial Xohm WiMax service to sometime "later in the year." Initially due to launch in Chicago, Baltimore and D.C. this month, it looks like it's taking longer than they thought to work the kinks out. Does this spell bad news for WiMax as a whole, indicating that it's got… » 4/03/08 10:19am 4/03/08 10:19am

Sprint Xohm WiMax Test Drive: Just Like Cable

Sprint's got a bunch of devices huddled in a booth running off its Xohm WiMax network: some Nokia N810 tablets and a smattering of notebooks from different makers (like a Windows XP Asus Eee PC, but it was acting a bit wonky, so I had to move on to a more generic laptop). Basically, the internet experience is just… » 4/01/08 7:55pm 4/01/08 7:55pm

WiMax Cellphones Phones From Sprint Later This Year

During the earnings call where Sprint got to chat about bleeding $29.5 billion this past quarter (thanks to the Nextel merger), CEO Dan Hesse confirmed that they'll be releasing dual CDMA/WiMax handsets sometime this year—the first solid word they'd be packing WiMax in phones. Question: Do you care? [mocoNews] » 2/29/08 11:00am 2/29/08 11:00am

Sprint Exec: WiMax Launch in April, You "Won't Be Ecstatic" About the…

Sprint's CTO says its WiMax service Xohm is a go for an April launch with around 10 devices available. Good news for Sprint! Bad news for you: "People will be excited about our rates. They won't be ecstatic about them because we're not going to give it away." Translation: It's more than you wanna pay. [Reuters] » 1/09/08 10:40am 1/09/08 10:40am