While ARM, NVIDIA Tegra, NVIDIA ION, and Google Android news dominated the headlines from Computex last week, Portable Monkey spotted another recent trend in netbooks: WiMAX support.
The wireless broadband standard hasn’t really taken off in the US yet, but it’s starting to pop up here and there. And this weekend a number of companies including Sony, Onkyo, and Clevo introduced mini-laptops with WiMAX support for the Japanese market. Wireless provider UQ Communications is providing WiMAX coverage in Tokyo and plans to expand its coverage over the next few years.
Samsung also recently introduced a WiMAX capable version of the NC10 netbook, which is available in the US for about $520.