Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Rumor Mill: Nokia pulls the plug on N810 WiMAX Edition

Nokia has yet to announce this move publicly, but rumors are flying about the abrupt move to discontinue production of its N810 WiMAX Edition Internet tablet. Apparently, the device has been pulled from inventory systems and distributor locations have been given instructions to return any current stock to Nokia. As of now, the N810 has yet to be pulled from the Nokia USA site. WiMAX switch issues combined with the slow roll out of the device are speculated motives for the recall and it is unclear whether or not the Nokia plans to re-release the N810 at a later point in time or if they have additional WiMAX-enabled devices in development. Seems like a pretty costly mistake and I’ll be interested to hear what Nokia has to say about it.

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