FreeRunner and Rogers/Fido question
phyce at rez-gif.supelec.fr
Thu Jul 3 20:42:39 CEST 2008
Todd Courtnage wrote:
> Hey all.
> I live in Canada (Calgary) and am looking at buying the FreeRunner.
> I've also noticed that there is no 3G support. I presently have a
> BlackBerry 8700 on Rogers EDGE network, with a data plan. I'm confused
> in whether EDGE is 3G or 2G.
Edge is often referred to "2,75G".
To sum it up :
2G is plain old GSM (9.6kbits/sec)
2,5G is GPRS (about 50 kbits/sec)
2,75G is EDGE (about 200 kbits/sec)
3G is HSDPA (up to a few Mbits/sec)
Neo Freerunner is GPRS-capable. Not awesome, but enough to check mails
or things like that.
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