Originally Posted by Jase88
IMO, UMTS/HSDPA has the edge, as the technology enables simultaneous voice and data, unlike current EVDO networks (i.e. non REV A). Even if the data was slower I'd still prefer it, as I'd love the ability to do voice and data at the same time.
Yeah man! HSDPA and soon HSUPA is incredible go with a WORLD standard.
However the network supports voice & data, doesnt mean ALL handsets that support the technology will support simultaneous voice & data. The handset must ALSO support it.
BTW, jungleland; your definition of 3G meaning simultaneous voice & data is flawed. EDGE allows for 236kbps peak data stream YET in class 11 - yes there is a class 11 used ONLY by Nokia on the N80/E61/E70 allows for BOTH voice & data concurrently! Check the specs and ask those that own & use them daily. EDGE is a 2.75 Technology and thus because it allows both voice & data is NOT a 3G technology.
Verizon's/Sprint's/NexTel/Bell/Telus ALL have 1X-EVDO and thus is a 3G technology.
Cingular has been lagging like a child with too much money in a candy store.