This doesn’t bode well for WiMAX, which doesn’t have a ton of device support yet and really can’t afford to lose current support. MobileBurn indicates that Nokia is ending the life of the N810 WiMAX Edition Internet Tablet. In my opinion, the product was way ahead of it’s time, simply because it arrived months before the usable connectivity did.
Now one product loss surely isn’t going to kill off WiMAX here in the U.S, but this isn’t sitting well with me. We’ll check in with Nokia to get some official word and thoughts, if this is indeed true. What’s interesting to me is how we heard so much about WiMAX-ready devices at last year’s CES, but most of those plans haven’t panned out yet.