Originally Posted by hmorneau
Also, my unit is a 8700, if I use it on my laptop, what it's the download speed that I can expect? (here it's Rogers network).
The EDGE network in Canada (which tends to be faster and better than in the U.S.), will provide about 220 kilobits per second around here. (Don't forget to distinguish bits versus bytes: At 8 bits per byte). Real world download speeds frequently exceeds 10 kilobytes per second, sometimes surging to 20+ kilobytes per second in good conditions, according to Howard Forums. If you have used ISDN in the early days of the Internet, or have used DirectPC satellite Internet, you'll be familiar with the speed: Somewhat faster than dialup... Latency is similiar to satellite though.
There is 3G services (HSDPA/UMTS) coming to Rogers, for the option of faster downloads with over 3 Mbits/sec with real world downloads of 700 Kbits/sec.