Looks like all of the good mobile news is coming out of the International Telecommunication Union Telecomm World 2006 conference in Hong Kong; I knew I should have renewed that passport! LG is the mobile king at the moment: their KC1 handheld will run on Windows Mobile 5 and will support mobile WiMAX for downloads up to 10.2 Mbps, which is five times faster than my home DSL speed over the wire. When WiMAX isn’t available, the KC1 will drop down to 1X-EV-DO. No word on price or other specs just yet, but LG hopes to have the KC1 out in the first half of 2007.
In related news, LG is enabling the XNote C1 Tablet with similar WiMAX capabilities and the company is considering a UMPC entry with WiMAX as well. We’ll be hittin’ the LG folks up next month in Vegas; you can bet we’ll ask about that whole UMPC idea.