We’ve just gotten word that P1 together with Intel will be organizing a media briefing on what could possibly be the country’s first range of WiMAX embedded laptops next week.
Not much details has been given, except the fact that P1 together with Intel will be launching WiMAX embedded laptops that offer both WiFi and WiMAX connectivity very soon.
This is not the first time P1 has mentioned WiMAX embedded computers out in the open, we recall reading reports early in the year that P1 was working on a WiMAX embedded netbook but didn’t hear much of it after that.
Michael Lai, P1’s CEO was quoted saying the his company promised to bring into the market “Malaysia’s first WiMAX embedded devices this year”. He added that P1 will deliver as pormised, saying that WiMAX embedded devices will become game changers in the local wireless broadband industry.
We’re not to sure if we will see the elusive P1 netbook at the event but we expect to see WIMAX embedded laptops demo units in some form or another, on hand for us to take a closer look and see what these “WiMAX-Inside 4G laptops” have to offer.
Though, Intel’s involvement in the development in this WiMAX-embedded laptops with P1 gives us some clues on what to expect. At the very least, we can identify the possible chipset that may be used in the embedded computers to be made available by Intel and P1. A quick look around Intel’s website revealed just one WiMAX embedded chipset – the Intel Centrino-N + WiMAX 6250.
Yeah, it is a bit of a mouthful but it does support WiFi b/g/n plus the other WiMAX frequencies available around the world. So, could this be powering the “WiMAX-Inside 4G laptops”? We’ll just have to go an find out.