PC maker Acer is reportedly planning to add a WiMAX module to its Aspire 5920 notebook. Reports claim that the notebook will be available later this year and will be manufactured by Quanta Computer.
PC World reported that Sprint Nextel could be a reseller of the notebook and that it could be sold along with service contracts, similar to the way the carrier sells handsets.
Sprint refused to comment on the news, saying only that Acer may be working on “developing a device that works on the WiMAX network, but they are not a core ecosystem partner.”
The PC World report cited a product marketing manager’s comments from a WiMAX news conference in Taipei.