updated 09:30 pm EDT, Tue March 31, 2009
Samsung Mondi WiMAX device
Samsung Mobile on Tuesday announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Mondi, its first mobile WiMAX-enabled handheld device in the U.S. The touchscreen Mondi. Designed for use with the Clear mobile WiMAX service, the slider-based Windows Mobile device offers GPS Navigation (provided by Route 66), a full QWERTY keyboard, the full Opera 9.5 browser, a 3.0 megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, and a 4.3-inch touch-enabled screen. The Mondi offers location-based services, instant access to social networking websites, and support for multiple video and audio player formats.
"The Samsung Mondi is an important step toward our goal of bringing 4G network speeds and connectivity to people across the U.S.," said Bill Ogle, Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung Mobile. "The Monditm is a great match for people who want immediate access to the Web without having to sacrifice download speed and portability."
Samsung says the device will be available in second quarter of this year.