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Old 05-07-2008, 12:38 AM
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is it asking too much to have a 3g and hotspot capable phone
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:05 AM
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Well, yes - of course it is!
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is it asking too much to have a 3g and hotspot capable phone

Its not to much to ask more so is it too much for Tmobile to deliver it
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"Now, as T-Mobile prepares to open its 3G network for business, the carrier has also begun offering a companion service using Wi-Fi that will provide even faster upload and download speeds for mobile-phone users. And while Sprint Nextel struggles to roll out WiMax and Verizon Wireless and AT&T talk about LTE (long-term evolution) deployments, T-Mobile will be able to offer its subscribers true mobile broadband service through Wi-Fi hot spots. The combination of its 3G network and Wi-Fi strategy could help the company compete more aggressively as mobile Internet and data become more important sources of revenue for wireless operators. "

Considering citywide Wi-Fi
He even admitted that the company has considered deploying Wi-Fi citywide. The movement to blanket cities with Wi-Fi was badly damaged last year when EarthLink, the largest Internet provider to offer such a service, decided to stop building these networks. Since then cities have been struggling to figure out ways to bring inexpensive Wi-Fi services to their communities.

T-Mobile could be the perfect candidate to build such a network. Not only does the company already have its own Wi-Fi networks, but the use of dual-mode devices that can switch between cellular and Wi-Fi networks would make the service more useful and appealing to nomadic city workers or even consumer subscribers looking for faster mobile Internet surfing.

"We've looked at citywide Wi-Fi," Sims said. "There's no real reason why it couldn't work from a technology standpoint. But there are different business models around using the technology in that way."



T-Mobile betting on 3G to close on high-speed competitors | Tech news blog - CNET News.com

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Its not to much to ask more so is it too much for Tmobile to deliver it
Here I sit seven or eight months after the above quoted and I still come up empty handed when I check "3G" and "HotSpot" on the search tool when looking for a device to use with T-Mobile. My life would be simple if there was a single device that encompassed 3G, UMA, had a 320 x 240 2.8 inch screen and a 3.2 megapixel camera. I could reduce my list of phones!

So, now I have to ask myself "Why is this device not available?" Is it a question of SAR values being too high with all of that RF wonderfulness crammed into such a small space? Is it battery life? I'm pretty sure it isn't weight. The G1 is almost 6 ounces. Or is it marketing?

I can understand if it is a technical issue why we don't have it. But if T-Mobile is holding out on us because they think a small number of mobile device geeks are going bankrupt the system with their wireless routers and 3G use they ought to test the waters. But not in Oklahoma City because we don't have 3G yet.

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It looks like Nokia is working on a 3G - UMA device for T-Mobile. In the upcoming phones section it is shown as a 70% confidence and arriving in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of this year.

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There are a number of great phones with 3G and Wifi...

MyTouch 3G
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What else?
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Their are so many Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones which provides 3G speed, but 3G is too old now its time to switch in 4G speed, Which AT&T has launched 4G in many state.
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