FreeRunner and Rogers/Fido question
todd at courtnage.ca
Thu Jul 3 21:22:58 CEST 2008
On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 20:58 +0200, Alexander Frøyseth wrote:
> Philippe Guillebert skrev:
> > 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.
> > Hi,
> > 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.
> And thats exacly what I does on the mobile net :)
> Expect for calling and sms
Hey, thanks for everyones responses, that cleared up things immensely.
And, after I posted (and thought that I researched it thoroughly), I saw
on openmoko.com, it specifically says no EDGE support. Silly me.
I am curious, would EDGE support be a potential software upgrade? Or
does it require new hardware?
I'm torn between buying one now and waiting and see what comes out in
the coming months. :-)
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