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Intel testing WiMAX on a Dell Mini 10

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dellmini10-wimaxfcclgA new version of the Dell Mini 10 netbook appears to have been pushed through the FCC, basically the same as the existing version but with WiMAX. The new component is Intel’s 6250 with advanced 802.11n and WiMAX. No details on service provider, but I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for that – Dell wasn’t involved in this.

Near as I can tell, the testing was done on Intel’s behalf. They are the applicant named on the certification and the testing focused on the WiMAX chipset. Whether Dell is actually considering this option isn’t even on the table, but it’s good to know that Intel’s WiFi + WiMAX system has cleared a hurdle to make it an option to be considered.

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Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

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