Nokia this week announced that they plan to offer WiMAX phones in their portfolio, beginning in 2008. The world’s most popular handset manufacturer did not provide details as to who they plan to partner with to offer such handsets. Sprint is the only national carrier in the United States to commit to offering WiMAX, which they plan to offer in 2008 as well.
Sprint has only announced network partners, of which include Motorola, Samsung and Intel. This indicates that Sprint will pass on Nokia hardware, but still clearly leaves Nokia as a handset vendor.
Nokia did state that they will be offering WiMAX base stations and handsets on both European and American frequencies; 3.5 GHz and 2.5 GHz respectively.