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Old 06-20-2008, 07:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have not tried to use mine via bluetooth yet, but based on transfer speeds, i would think usb is better because its faster, am i correct in assuming that?
bluetooth would be nice to use for sure, but im like anal when it comes to stuff like this...so aside from what it says on paper, how would you rate the difference in real world scenarios?
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I recorded the following tethering speeds:

767 kbsp download, 125 kbsp upload via USB
128 kbsp download, 118 kbsp upload via Bluetooth
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use USB for 3g tethering. bluetooth is a low bandwidth spec that was designed for device control thru PANs, not data transfer.
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Trouble is, you can't tether using a USB cable on a Mac (unless you count Parallels--which is how I ran my test).

Bluetooth is really your only option for OSX.
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Originally Posted by punchkickinteractive View Post
Trouble is, you can't tether using a USB cable on a Mac (unless you count Parallels--which is how I ran my test).

Bluetooth is really your only option for OSX.
well, i guess you're SOL, huh?
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use USB for 3g tethering. bluetooth is a low bandwidth spec that was designed for device control thru PANs, not data transfer.
there's a 3G blackberry out alreadY??? didn't know that. I thought it was going to be out later this summer.
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there's a 3G blackberry out alreadY??? didn't know that. I thought it was going to be out later this summer.
im sure hes refering to evdo

and parallels refering to cables? parallel to mini usb will work for mac?
i wish to use the phone as a modem for a macbook as well
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parallels is a program that allows you to install another operating system such as XP on a mac.
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