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Old 07-24-2011, 01:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Why is it every phone manufacturer including RIM take so long to come out with a phone capable of Wifi N? I hope this 9900 really has N capability.
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I think it has a lot to do with power consumption. I believe N runs on a higher wattage and frequency, and as a result uses significantly more power. I also don't really think you will notice a difference in browsing and download speeds as your very much limited by the device your using.
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Interesting, any specs on what type of N this new BB will have.
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What about the Pearl 9100 the Torch and the Curve 3G. All released last year, and with wireless n. It's not like this is new.
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Yep. Never let the facts get in the way of speculation. RIM builds what the carriers want to sell.
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Don't forget that N was a draft standard for a long time before the final was adopted.
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What about the Pearl 9100 the Torch and the Curve 3G. All released last year, and with wireless n. It's not like this is new.
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Oh, the Style has wireless N too. That's four BB's that came with "N" long before now.

But then, how well was it implemented? That's a different story.
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Do you really need a connection faster than 54mbps on a smart phone right now? I'm curious as to what your "need" for 802.11n is.
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Do you really need a connection faster than 54mbps on a smart phone right now? I'm curious as to what your "need" for 802.11n is.
The only thing I can think of is wireless media syncing would go faster (if you did that sort of thing - I don't). But that's about it.
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Default Re: Why did it take so Long for N

One can never have enough speed on a handheld, or any other device/PC etc...faster is ALWAYS better!
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I dont see any speed increase with N for surfing compared to G.
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