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Old 12-04-2008, 04:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by soupandsandwich View Post
No, not correct.
3G is just a moniker for "3rd Generation" wireless networks.
It doesn't automatically dictate a feature set or specifications.

EVDO (for CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint) is a 3G wireless networking topology, but it does not support simultaneous voice and data.

HSDPA/UMTS (for GSM carriers such as AT&T) is a 3G wireless networking topology that does support simultaneous voice and data.

There's no such thing as "true 3G".
So basically 3G is just a marketing term and has no official standard? Then EDGE would also qualify as 3G which confuses me even more because the original iPhone would then qualify as 3G.
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