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By calli, Senior Member on 12th March 2005, 03:18 PM
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Is 3G software or hardware? In otherwords, Can a GSM PDA phone edition be converted to 3G? If 3G works with GPRS, why not?
Therefore will we soon see a 3G SD card similar to a Wi-Fi card?

Is there a XDA or i-Mate 3G on the cards any time soon?

12th March 2005, 03:33 PM |#2  
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3G or UTSM is a new network the name is because it's the 3th generation of wireless phone networks

the first ones were analog much like directed walktalky's really

2th one was gsm and CDMA


so no it's not software
it operates on a different frequency band
and yes 3g phones are backward compatible so they also works
when there is no 3g service reach

this is the upcomming xda 4 device which support 3g

what 3g really offer that 2g dont is
video phonening
and much much faster datatransfers
13th March 2005, 02:18 PM |#3  
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this is the upcomming xda 4 device which support 3g

Hmmmm...that looks like a printer to me

I have a 3G data pcmcia card from Orange and I have also tried Vodaphones one.

I'm not impressed with the speed.
It keeps being touted as "broadband for your phone", but it's nowhere near there yet. I have yet to see it reach ISDN speeds.
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