Unofficial poll: Do you want 3G in the proposed successor, GTA03?
knuckles at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 11:08:16 CEST 2008
Personally, I'm one of those who don't have a data plan, and that most of
the times are in range of wifi access, but in my opinion the next OM should
have at least wifi and HDSPA 3G or something like that.
I don't think it's very useful to consider wimax because currently you see
that nowhere, and 3G is pretty well deployed in most countries by now.
Anyways, I guess that for GTA02 you could always get one of those usb-3g
modems and use it. The problem will probably be the usual where to get linux
drivers for something like that.
On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 3:05 AM, Jeremiah Flerchinger <
jeremiah.flerchinger at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 4:26 AM, Hugo Mills <hugo-om at carfax.org.uk> wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 09:28:02PM -0500, Mark Arvidson wrote:
> > > I use my phone's
> > > EDGE capabilities while riding across Texas to the next family
> > event...
> > >
> > > As it is, I don't use Wifi much (of course, I don't have it on my
> > phone
> > > yet). There are very few free places to use it around here, and their
> > > ranges are rather limited. Traveling at 75 mph down a highway means
> > > hotspots come and go in a few seconds, so that's not even a potential
> > > problem solver for me.
> > I'm almost precisely the opposite use case. I'm almost always
> > somewhere with stable wireless access. I don't really care too much
> > about fast data access over the phone network, but having
> > 802.11(whatever) in the device is a must for me.
> > Hugo.
> I myself am also much closer to Hugo. If I want access to data, I'm
> usually near someplace with wireless access and would rather use Wifi
> because it is free or cheaper. I also don't think it's wise to drive down a
> highway and using a browser, email, or typing in the terminal (hopefully
> you're the passenger) - but WiMAX could provide that capability.
> We are starting to see a push to integrate WiMAX & WiFi into the same
> chipsets and this will only become more common. I think WiFi is popular
> enough & the integration of WiMAX would make it questionable to not include
> these technologies together & warrant a seperate module for WiFi/WiMax.
> Wouldn't the areas that currently support 3G also be more likely to quickly
> adopt a 4G technology like WiMax? Why not skip 3G and go straight to 4G?
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