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POLL: Which standard do you use for the mobile Internet access? [CLOSED]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 16.08.06 - 12:56:18 CET under 10 - Polls - Viewed 26814x
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Ok, we have 2.xG mobile data standards like GSM's, CSD, HSCSD, GPRS and EDGE and 3.xG standards like UMTS, HSDPA and EVDO available and operational as well as competing standards like W-LAN and WiBro and WiMAX but which standard do you use for the mobile Internet access with your (Windows) Mobile device?
I've started with CSD (which was the reason why I've created my first Windows CE homepage back in 1997) and upgraded later to GPRS. Two years ago, I've upgrade again, this time to UMTS to upgrade to HSDPA this year but what's your current standard/technology you are using to go online on the road?

Which standard do you use for mobile Internet access?

Total votes: 138

As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Cheers ~ Arne


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Posted by Mobility Rulez on 16.08.06 - 16:18:56

CSD? How cool is that? I have even forgotten that we had it back in the early 90s! smile The first one voting for CSD as his preferred option will get a free beer from me (virtually). wink Still I'm smelling the 9.6 Kbps in the air. big_smile

Posted by Marc Zimmermann on 17.08.06 - 11:36:13

That varies... When I'm using a Smartphone (most of the time), it's GPRS. Only when I'm using the HTC Universal, I am taking advantage of UMTS. Since I mostly do brief lookups of optimized webpages, GPRS is still adequate for the job.

Posted by Lutz on 18.08.06 - 23:15:14

For those of us in the land of unlimited UMTS-lessness EDGE is a real winner. It actually works, and even permits to listen to web radio (Hello Bayern 3).

Posted by Steve Baker on 21.08.06 - 17:00:57

Why would I want to lug a laptop.  That is why I use a pocket device

Even my wife won't lug a laptop anymore, but she joined the dark side with a Blackberry.  It was a corporate thing....

My son will carry the laptop just to watch Movies on the road.(He does not yet have his own PDA/PPC/Smartphone or Video Ipod bu he is high hopes.

I will admit that 2 years ago I used IRd with my phone at the time to drive my PPC/PDA
while on a bus in Germany and to get email in Switzerland and London.  I have upgraded devices since then....

Posted by Arne Hess on 21.08.06 - 19:21:47

Steve, interesting thoughts. Thanks for sharing them with us. And yes, if I'm away from home for max. 2 days, I'm also often leave my Notebook at home since my Pocket PC Phone Edition and Smartphone works pretty well for me as well but quite frankly, to keep a site like the::unwired up to date, I need a little bit more then just my Pocket PC Phone Edition.
Therefore I see real reasons to still carry a Notebook but for sure, it's not with me 24/7 like my Windows Mobile devices (at least Smartphone) are.

So it depends on the work you are doing, I think if you need a Notebook in addition or not. If you do a lot of writing, editing and Photo Shop, a Notebook (I'm always used Subnotebooks only) is still unbeatable.

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