WiMax

Paul Taylor

If the tech world rumour mill is correct, Apple could unveil the next version of its iPhone – somewhat confusingly dubbed by some the iPhone 4G, or more accurately the iPhone OS 4.0 - at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference which begins in San Francisco on June 7.

Compounding the confusion over what exactly 4G  does or does not stand for, Sprint will begin selling the HTC EVO 4G – the first WiMax-enabled smartphone  - a few days earlier on June 4. Read more

Chris Nuttall

Intel, which reports third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, has been talking up the emerging markets prospects for  WiMAX, with the technology it has heavily backed failing to gain much traction so far in the US and Europe.

But, according to a new report by the Ovum consultancy, WiMAX will only be a niche technology in emerging markets as well. Read more

Chris Nuttall

Expect the debate over the future of wireless internet connectivity to become a little more heated over the next few days.

Next week is the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where announcements will emphasise the crossover and convergence in this area. Think 3G netbooks and wi-fi phones. Read more