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    ZTE completes EV-DO Rev. B VoIP call on CDMA2000 system - Engadget

    I found this sorta relevant to the Pre because they mention that it'll be a purely software based update. That means assuming the Pre is on time and Rev B is on time, we may see an update on the Pre before the end of the year.

    So what does that mean for us? I don't have a freakin' clue. Will Rev B potentially allow the user to talk on the phone and use the net at the same time?

    I'll try to research this a bit and come back with whatever I figure out.
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    QUALCOMM Unveils 2007 Roadmap for EV-DO Rev. B

    "EV-DO Rev. B. enables applications such as mobile TV or streaming music
    with a concurrent voice call, or conducting a Voice over Internet Protocol
    (VoIP) conversation while simultaneously browsing the Internet or
    transmitting multimedia content over the network. The flexibility of EV-DO
    Rev. B technology also enables significant network capacity and performance
    enhancements while leveraging existing network investments and currently
    deployed devices. High-performance devices could support forward-link data
    rates of up to 73.5 Mbps, while lower-cost or pre-existing devices could
    support 4.9 Mbps. Network operators may reduce their costs by allowing a
    greater percentage of spectrum to be allocated to IP-based services."


    I'm not sure that Sprint is going to upgrade to rev B? I had heard that pretty much everyone was bypassing it.

    Along these same lines, there was an announcement from Verizon the other day that they were planning on building out their LTE network in 2010. Having a webOS device running on an LTE network would be something to break your contract over...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lugose View Post
    QUALCOMM Unveils 2007 Roadmap for EV-DO Rev. B

    "EV-DO Rev. B. enables applications such as mobile TV or streaming music
    with a concurrent voice call, or conducting a Voice over Internet Protocol
    (VoIP) conversation while simultaneously browsing the Internet or
    transmitting multimedia content over the network. The flexibility of EV-DO
    Rev. B technology also enables significant network capacity and performance
    enhancements while leveraging existing network investments and currently
    deployed devices. High-performance devices could support forward-link data
    rates of up to 73.5 Mbps, while lower-cost or pre-existing devices could
    support 4.9 Mbps. Network operators may reduce their costs by allowing a
    greater percentage of spectrum to be allocated to IP-based services."


    I'm not sure that Sprint is going to upgrade to rev B? I had heard that pretty much everyone was bypassing it.

    Along these same lines, there was an announcement from Verizon the other day that they were planning on building out their LTE network in 2010. Having a webOS device running on an LTE network would be something to break your contract over...
    Thanks for all the info! From my understanding though, it seems that a current Rev A phone could get those 4.9 Mbps speeds with no upgrade to the network and no upgrade to the phone other than software. Seems like it would be easy enough for sprint/palm to do the software upgrade if this is true. I don't really care as much about the faster speeds, but the thought of doing voice + data at the same time is awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lugose View Post
    QUALCOMM Unveils 2007 Roadmap for EV-DO Rev. B
    ....Along these same lines, there was an announcement from Verizon the other day that they were planning on building out their LTE network in 2010. Having a webOS device running on an LTE network would be something to break your contract over...
    Don't hold your breath on LTE in 2010, that's an extremely, extremely aggressive schedule.

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