I try to read or in this case watch any interviews VC Roger McNamee gives because, in addition to being an entertaining character (for a finance guy, afterall) he is often insightful.
- Long Term Evolution
- Ultra Mobile Broadband
- Wireless Technology
- So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
- Toshiba's Targets iPhone with TG01
- McNamee Pitches Palm's Pending Pre Phone
- Why I'll Wait for Apple iPhone 2.0 in May
- Apple's iPhone Shuffle
- Apple Sub-Notebook in Jan, 3G iPhone in May/June?
- Hulu Promises HD Video Online
- Verizon Announcements Promise Better Phones
- Apple Claims to Have Invented Multitouch
- Amazon's Kindle Both Satisfies and Disappoints at Once
January 20, 2009
November 21, 2007
It seemed as if the confusion over traveling internationally, or purchasing a GSM phone, had been sorted out: Get a quad-band GSM phone and you'll be set most anywhere in the world that has cellular coverage.
Enter HSDPA (for High speed data packet access). HSDPA otherwise referred to as UMTS, is the high-speed data access technology, often called 3G, most widely used by GSM carriers.
Problem is HSDPA works on different frequencies. So, you can buy a tri- and quad-band GMS phone, only to find it's high-speed data for browsing works only in one region. Now, you'd actually need a phone with ten bands (deca-band?) to cover voice and data everywhere.