July 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm
The Toshiba Dynabook UX, also known as the NB200 in Europe and NB205 in the US, will be getting a WiMAX option in mid-August. This is in Japan only and follows a number of manufacturers including Samsung and Sony bundling WiMAX into their ultraportable category.
Intel has partnered with UQ Communications to promote the widespread deployment of WiMAX Services in Japan. UQ is committed to cover 90 percent of Japan with its WiMAX service by 2012.
The WiMAX-enabled Dynabook UX will have the model number US/27JBLMAJ. It uses Intel’s WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 chipset, which uses the same chip to deliver both wireless services. According to Slashgear, it is the first time such a chip has been used on a netbook. The remaining specifications of the Dynabook UX are the same (N280 Atom, 1GB RAM and a 160GB HDD).