Nokia says no to WiMAX (for now)

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Nokia says no to WiMAX (for now)

Espoo (Finland) – Nokia has stopped selling the only portable gadget which operates on WiMAX networks without accessories. The N810 Internet Tablet WiMAX Edition has been discontinued.

Nokia spokeswoman Laurie Armstrong was able to confirm yesterday that the company has discontinued the product. However, she refused to give a reason why it was withdrawn.

Nokia’s N810 portable computer includes a 4.1″ touch screen, slide-out keyboard and retails for $438 without a WiMAX modem. It is still for sale, but no new products will be manufactured.

According to Armstrong, Nokia is still interested in WiMAX and by the time WiMAX networks are more widely deployed, “refreshed products with even better performance will be required.”

Nokia announced quarterly earnings today. On EUR 12.6 billion in net sales, an earnings per share of EUR 0.15 was reported with EUR 492 million operating profit. This is an increase of 3.5% compared to last quarter, and a decrease of 19.4% compared to last year.

See the original AP Digital article republished on Yahoo Tech.