Monday, March 13, 2006

Quick test of Samsung SPH-M8000 WiMAX phone

Samsung had four WiMAX phones available for visitors to test. I took a quick look to see what a WiMAX call was all about. The connected phones acts as clients and requires a WiMAX server within 1 kilometre distance. I am not sure how you add new devices to your list of phones, but all phones I saw was setup and was a part of the same group. All group members receive your “call” when you press the dedicated send button. It’s like talking with a walkie talkie. Video of and voice from the sender is broadcasted to the other members of a group. The new thing here is the transfer of living picture.