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androw@thestorycompanies. 07-25-2007 02:29 PM

Rev A on 8830
Is it possible to get Rev A on a Verizon 8830?

brianjmolinar 07-25-2007 03:00 PM

not at the moment. It may be possible in the future via a firmware update, just depends on the chipset used. You'll see a lot of idle speculation around here, but I've yet to see anything definitive.

woodi68 07-26-2007 06:36 PM

I had heard that it was a hardware issue and not a firmware issue. Originally it was speculated that it was only firmware/OS related, but I read somewhere... Hmmmm...that it was actually hardware... hmmmm...

Verizon Wireless: 100 Percent Of Wireless Broadband Network Now Enhanced With Faster Speeds

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced
today that all of its CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network
nationwide has been enhanced to Revision (Rev.) A technology. The
enhancements throughout the company's wireless broadband network provide
customers from coast to coast with access to e-mail, everyday corporate
data, the Internet and more at faster speeds and the ability to upload
files eight to nine times faster than before.
"Earlier this year, we announced we were making the nation's first
wireless broadband network even better by significantly improving network
speeds and performance," said Dick Lynch, executive vice president and
chief technical officer for Verizon Wireless. "In just the first two
quarters of this year, we made that pledge a kept promise. When other
carriers still operate networks that don't allow customers to download
music over-the-air or access e-mail at speeds faster than dial-up, Verizon
Wireless is meeting the needs of more than 210 million people with wireless
music downloads, faster access to e-mail and true wireless broadband
Internet browsing."
The enhanced network allows Verizon Wireless customers to download
files at speeds as much as ten times faster than customers of other
wireless service providers that use different broadly deployed network
BroadbandAccess at Faster Speeds
The company's flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, runs
faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements; customers
can take advantage of upload speeds that are eight to nine times faster
than before plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency
for an even better experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers with
Rev. A- compatible devices can now expect average download speeds of 600
kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits per second and average upload
speeds of 500-800 kbps, which means customers can download a 1 Megabyte
e-mail attachment -- the equivalent of a small PowerPoint(R) presentation
or a large PDF file -- in about eight seconds and upload the same-sized
file in less than 13 seconds.
Devices that take advantage of the faster speeds provided by the EV-DO
Rev. A network enhancements include the USB720 wireless modem, V740
ExpressCard, AirCard 595 and PC5750 PC Cards from Verizon Wireless, which
are fully compatible with the company's enhanced and existing wireless
broadband networks and the company's NationalAccess network (based on CDMA
1xRTT technology).
Network Testing
Verizon Wireless dedicates a team of technical professionals, real-life
"test men and women" across the country, to monitor and test the network
every day to ensure efficient operation. The quality testing teams drive a
fleet of 98 specially equipped test vehicles almost 1,000,000 miles
annually on city streets, major highways, secondary roads and rural roads
to test network performance, call quality and data network performance on
the Verizon Wireless network and the networks of up to seven other wireless
carriers. Annually, they place more than three million test calls and
perform 16 million data tests.
The information they gather is used not only to compare performance
with competitors', but also to help engineers plan the company's annual $6
billion network improvement program, including placement of new cell sites
and expansion of existing call capabilities in growing communities. Verizon
Wireless has invested $37 billion in the last seven years to increase the
coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.
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About Verizon Wireless
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nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:
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SOURCE Verizon Wireless

androw@thestorycompanies. 07-27-2007 10:54 AM

Based on the Verizon press release, what makes anyone think Rev A would be a firmware update?

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