Nokia's WiNot

Nokia's tablet flies with WiFi, not WiMax, at CTIA

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

April 1, 2008

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Nokia's WiNot

5:45 PM -- Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) had an impressive demo of its new 810 WiMax tablet at CTIA. The Finish wonders hauled 20 journalists 180 feet in the air on an eight-ton crane in order to show off "real mobile Internet" access on the gadget.

Just one problem. The demo worked perfectly smoothly, but it wasn't using WiMax but rather WiFi to get connected. To be fair, the Nokia folks cheerfully copped to that fact when asked, as there isn't a commercial WiMax network they can use in Vegas to get online. Still it was a little bit of a bump back down to earth.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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