Laptop vendors Acer, Asustek Computer, Lenovo and Toshiba have unveiled laptop and notebook computers ready to take advantage of the Sprint Nextel WiMax wireless network. The Acer Aspire, Asus, Toshiba Satellite and Lenovo ThinkPad and Lenovo IdeaPad lines will support WiMax capabilities.
Dell, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony also plan to support WiMAX in their laptops starting in 2009.
The WiMAX ecosystem continues to expand. Sprint noted that Intel is now shipping its first-ever combined WiMAX/Wi-Fi module, formerly code-named “Echo Peak,” as part of the Intel WiMAX/Wi-Fi Link 5050 Series that is an optional feature for Intel Centrino 2-based laptops.