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    Now that Verizon (and Sprint soon to follow, I'm sure) is going full steam ahead with their EV-DO network:

    Verizon Press Release

    I would love to see the Treo 600 support it. How cool would it be to browse the web, send/recieve email, etc. at speeds of 300-500 Kpbs! I know from other threads that the current T600 can't support it, but I hope the next version does. Data is one of my main uses, so this would be huge for me.

    Rich
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    Originally posted by richlux
    Now that Verizon (and Sprint soon to follow, I'm sure) is going full steam ahead with their EV-DO network:

    Verizon Press Release

    I would love to see the Treo 600 support it. How cool would it be to browse the web, send/recieve email, etc. at speeds of 300-500 Kpbs! I know from other threads that the current T600 can't support it, but I hope the next version does. Data is one of my main uses, so this would be huge for me.

    Rich
    Just a note here. Sprint will definitely NOT be upgrading to 1xEvDo! In fact, Sprint has already stated that they instead plan to skip the next (3rd) iteration phase of CDMA2000 and go directly to 1xEvDv. However, this probably won't happen until 2005 at the earliest. Thus if you want a 1xEvDo enabled Treo600, you going to have to hope Verizon eventually launches the phone. In the mean time, I bet alot of the GSM providers will also begin rolling out EDGE across their networks....

    P.S. In order for Sprint to compete in this escalating bandwidth war they will soon have to commit to major infrastructure investments...which they will. However note, in the interim there are various compression algorithms/etc that Sprint will eventually launch to dramtically speed up 1xrtt comprable to EDGE etc. Thus, you might not necessarily have to wait for 1xEvDo to get the speeds you desire...
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    As part of my research into the medical use of WAN services, I called a VP at Qualcomm yesterday for some leads. He mentioned how hospitals are loosening up their restrictions on cell phone use, and how LGC Wireless is setting up these DAS installations to provide a stronger cell signal which will also decrease power consumption of the phone.

    This technology is available now, and besides hospitals, casinos use this to support all the major carriers. They don't want people walking away from their one-armed bandits to make a call.

    As an aside, he also confirmed that the chip in the Treo 600 could support bluetooth, and at this point it is up to the consumers to start "yelling at the carriers" to get this implemented.
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