updated 04:55 pm EST, Tue February 19, 2008
Nokia N830 WiMAX Leak
Nokia may finally tip its hand as to its first WiMAX-enabled tablet, according to a sighting in a Best Buy ad by members of the Internet Tablet Talk community. Superficially a variant on the existing N810 Internet tablet, the device (labeled at once the N810 and N830) uses the black and metal trim style seen on phones such as the N96. While additional information is scarce, the finish and model number are unique among the N800 series and may point to the promised WiMAX tablet for the launch of Sprint's Xohm service.
A release date for the device is uncertain, though the leak comes ahead of the the CTIA trade show at the beginning of April, which is frequently the launching point for multiple cellphone and handheld introductions.
WiMAX and other long-range wireless options have frequently been heavily requested features for the N810, which includes a built-in camera, web access, and VoIP support but currently demands a much shorter-ranged Wi-Fi connection to use its features.