What is a wimax connection and how is it different from wifi ? are there separate laptops for wifi and wimax compatibility ?
also , please tell me what price does compaq offer for one ( lowest price please ) which has wifi and wimax , bluetooth and modem compatibility .. thank u !
Comparing WiMax to WiFi is akin to comparing apples to oranges. Initially its easy to see why the comparison would exist, as most people think WiMax is merely a more robust version of WiFi. Indeed they are both wireless broadband technologies, but they differ in the technical execution and ultimately their business case is very different. In addition to the technical differences that exist, the marketplace difference is that equipment is more or less non-existent for WiMax and certainly not geared towards a residential environment with very high pricing to be expected. It will take at least 2 years to see equipment of mass market uptake pricing.
WiMax will not be commercially available until the second half of 2005, and even then at a very controlled level. This is primarily due to standardization issues. In fact, it wont be until 2006 that a robust production and implementation will happen due to the ramp-up period for manufacturers. This is certainly one challeng ...more