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Old 10-07-2009, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who else here thinks this would be an AWESOME combo?

I have read a quick wee glance over the details of the 802.11N standard and to make the transition from Draft-N to Full-N Compliance is a matter of a firmware update as opposed to anything hardware related! (info courtesy of CNET

Now i know that the Draft-N to Full-N firmware upgrade is mentioned only by the Wi-Fi Alliance's word however if this is true then surely RIM could implement it in it's upcoming devices?

With Apps like WiFi File Transfer on the BlackBerry App World, you might not need a cable... Ever!

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Old 10-07-2009, 06:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I double the current class of processors could handle it.
And it won't get my e-mail there any quicker.
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And it won't get my e-mail there any quicker.
That made me chuckle! Thanks for that!

I assume that the N-Wireless technology would only be of benefit to those which have the Snapdragon processor (i.e. 1GHz or better) and at least 512mb RAM to reap the benefits?

Would this feature not also be beneficial for T-Mobile customers with the UMA?
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I have UMA. Wireless-N really won't help my phone calls make it throught faster either
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God, I can't wait until Verizon releases a BB with WiFi. I work in an environment where cell phone coverage isn't good during the day. I will at least be able to connect to WiFi to receive mail etc.
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The tour with wi-fi is rumoured, but no news on release date.
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God, I can't wait until Verizon releases a BB with WiFi. I work in an environment where cell phone coverage isn't good during the day. I will at least be able to connect to WiFi to receive mail etc.
Be jealous of my t-mobile UMA :P
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The tour with wi-fi is rumoured, but no news on release date.
I wonder if the Tour with Wi-Fi would ever make an appearance over here in the UK - i doubt it but it would make for a truly "World Phone" having both GSM and CDMA bands
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I wonder if the Tour with Wi-Fi would ever make an appearance over here in the UK - i doubt it but it would make for a truly "World Phone" having both GSM and CDMA bands
How many countries are there that only have a cdma network, gsm is only needed on a cdma to make those a world phone due to the lack of worldwide cdma support.
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