Nokia discontinues N810 WiMAX Edition

N810_wimax_discnt I don't think this will be too shocking to anyone, but Nokia has stopped producing/selling the N810 WiMAX Edition Internet Tablet it announced in April 2008.

Just two months ago, the device was in stock and shipping from Amazon. Today, though it can still be found online and the original N810 is still very much alive and well, a Nokia spokesperson confirmed that the WiMAX Edition will no longer be offered on the company's website. Reasons for the discontinuation were not given, but considering that you can pretty much count the number of cities with WiMAX-coverage on one hand, it isn't tough to figure out.

The good news is that according to Hack in the Box (via Crave), there are no hard feelings: Nokia isn't turning its back on WiMAX indefinitely. In fact, the company spokesperson acknowledges that "refreshed products with even better performance will be required" when WiMAX is more widespread.

Whether Nokia will be the one doing the "refreshing" is unconfirmed at the moment, but it sure seems likely.

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