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    Wow, that's very cool. As much as I love to see this kind of technology rapidly appearing it kind of saddens me in a small way, since my business is providing dial-up services to people who can't get broadband. Perhaps it's time to migrate to selling wireless broadband? I've been looking at that option for some time now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloydPinkerton
    Wow, that's very cool. As much as I love to see this kind of technology rapidly appearing it kind of saddens me in a small way, since my business is providing dial-up services to people who can't get broadband. Perhaps it's time to migrate to selling wireless broadband? I've been looking at that option for some time now.
    Just imagine the possibilitys. Replying to a thread on this forum while in line at the grocery store. Or on a beach in Mexico. Snapping a shot of your newborn and sending it to you in laws. Or sending videos or live webcasts, In super fast speeds.
    Sorry to hear that it will be stepping on your business. But Im sure it will be quite a while before we see it.
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    Nice technology, but I don't see the business case. I doubt the 3G networks currently about to be finished in Europe will generate revenues in the foreseeable future, and if 3G is not profitable, who will invest in yet another new network? Only of course it is much cheaper for the end user, but I doubt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tstar
    Sorry to hear that it will be stepping on your business. But Im sure it will be quite a while before we see it.
    Business is all about morphing into whatever the market demands (I wish PALMONE would realize this). I'm sure there were several buggy-whip companies that had to morph or die when the automobile replaced the buggy, rendering the whip useless. I welcome the changes with no regrets, but I really do appreciate the thought. Choosing to compete in the technology field always means being ready for the NEW to replace the OLD. Unless one is willing to view a 'setback' as a potential 'challenge', one should be ready for (and will be probably already used to) failure.

    /steps off the soapbox




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    Quote Originally Posted by clulup
    Nice technology, but I don't see the business case. I doubt the 3G networks currently about to be finished in Europe will generate revenues in the foreseeable future, and if 3G is not profitable, who will invest in yet another new network? Only of course it is much cheaper for the end user, but I doubt it.
    You may be right about the business end of it. But I was just thinking of what could be done If say a handheld PC with Video and camera that is WiMax enabled.
    We just got back from Playa Del Carmen Mexico. Down from Cancun and across from Czml. This was our third trip in as many years. We always used the internet cafes but this year I took my laptop down with its built in WiFi card. I was able to connect to several Wifi signals and use my laptop whenever I wanted. I was able to take pics with the camera then upload them to the computer then send them to family and friends almost real time.
    Thats was I was hoping I would be able to do with the Treo 650. Except I would just use the camera on the 650. I cant understand why they would not put an internal Wifi card in any handheld nowadays. I turn on my laptop where I live and get 13 signals. Several are unsecured and I know that there Is a guy that sits out in our courtyard area every morning piggybacking off of someones signal.
    I guess we should be looking out for moblie devices that are WiMax ready.
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    I think you have to realize the potential in this technology is the cost involved in bringing to life a WiMAX network. From what I understand, a WiMAX network can be built at either a fraction or at least substantially less than existing digital networks. My guess is that either the current lot of carriers will embrace this, or some upstart with some capital will bury them all.

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