WiMAX Samsung Mondi to be released Aug. 1; available in Portland, Atlanta, Las Vegas

Dieter got his hands on the WiMAX-enabled Samsung Mondi back at CTIA in April and was less than impressed. Samsung decided to release the device anyway, and it comes alongside the launch of WiMAX service in Las Vegas.

Sammy says the 4G Mondi will be available in Atlanta, Las Vegas and Portland, Ore. — three of the initial WiMAX launch cities — starting Aug. 1 for an undisclosed sum.

The Mondi's specs that we know of, if you're still interested:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1.
  • 4.3-inch, 800x480 touchscreen.
  • Dimensions: 4.88 x 3.03 x 0.63 inches.
  • WiMAX 4G speeds.
  • WiFi b/g.
  • 3MP autofocus camera with face recognition and panaramic shots.
  • Slide-down keyboard.
  • 4GB internal memory.
  • 256MB RAM

More on the Mondi at Samsung's site (opens in new tab), and the full presser's here. More on Clear's WiMAX launch in Vegas here.

Via Engadget Mobile

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  • When I go view the details of the hardware and click on "Find online retailers" it takes me to a page that states at the top "This is not a phone" but at the bottom it says the device has a built in Speaker phone. Strange.
  • Is it a phone?? I got this from the samsung site. Call functions Multiparty Yes Multiparty One-to-a-few communication service Dialed/missed/received calls Dialed/missed/received calls
    Logging a kind of calls.
  • I am every bit as confused. I found a page that stated that "this is not a phone" but then lower on the page it says that a speaker phone is included.
  • This thing seems like a waste of time
  • I "think" this has VOIP capabilities over WiMAX and WiFi but there is no CDMA radio built in. It is a shame because this would be a more interesting device if it was the first 3G/4G device to bridge the Sprint and Clear networks.