Samsung revealed information regarding its first handheld WiMAX device slated to operate over Clearwire's network. The vendor plans to introduce the SWD-M100 Mondi soon, but it's unclear when. The Mondi is expected to be the first handheld WiMAX device in the U.S., and will feature a touch screen with a QWERTY keyboard that is visible when the screen slides up. Other features include a 3-megapixel camera, WiFi, microSD slot, TV out and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.
Clearwire has said it will launch its Clear-branded mobile WiMAX service in at least eight markets in 2009. By the end of 2010, the operator expects to have a network that covers 120 million POPs, with service in Boston, Houston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. So far, Clearwire's device lineup consists of modems and PC cards. Nokia ended production of the highly touted N810 WiMAX tablet in January.
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