17 posts • joined Friday 11th January 2008 14:47 GMT
" 3G network should use next-generation GSM technology (UMTS) operating at 850MHz rather than 2.1GHz, where it usually hangs out."
Presumably they're deploying W-CDMA at 850MHz, rather than TDMA based GSM 850, which is only UMTS in marketing rather than engineering terms.
The FCC require cellular carriers to provide fairly accurate location information on E911 calls, see:-
Basically you need to stick a GPS receiver in the phone or rely on measuring the phone signal's time of arrival at different base stations and using triangulation to estimate location. I would expect a GPS phone to use the latter as a fall-back alternative, maybe it didn't work in this case.
wot no uPnP?
Personally I'd find the lack of uPnP a pain; I assume this means that this box can only stream music from PCs running the bespoke SW, and not from a NAS box? Not impressive for a 200 quid (ish) box, if this is the case.
answering a few queries above
Based on experience with my Reciva based Logik IR100:-
It will play back internet radio stations using OGG, must admit I haven't tried audio files.
Yes, if the Reciva web site goes titsup I think you're left with a media streamer.
Mine has worked using Tversity and Twonky UPnP SW, although the latest FW is causing issues. Stiil working with WMP11 :-/
Re: listen again
>>1) Does it do full "Aunties 7 Day listen again" - or just the live streaming of whats currently playing?
Judging by the Roberts web site, yes. I would hope so, given that my 50 quid Logik IR100, which uses the same Reciva chipset, does support 7 day listen again. Let us hope the BBC don't switch their 'radio' web output to Flashplayer, as I don't think these radios can cope with Flash :-((
Sorry, but I do actually like Napster's service!
With teenaged daughters whose musical tastes change every 5 minutes buying music to listen to forever is a waste of time and money in our household. The Napster subscription is equivalent to roughly one full price CD purchase a month, so it's much better than piles of CDs that may as well be coasters after a month or two. One subscription allows storage / playback on 3 PCs, so HDD failure isn't much of a risk.
... and it all works nicely again now I've dumped Pipex/Tiscali :-)
RE:RE: ooohh the little tinkers.
>>"My download speeds from Napster using my 'pipex' ADSL line were down to a whopping 3kb/s yesterday afetrnoon"
>>You should be ringing them up to thanks them - Napster sucks!! :)
Serious question : is there actually an alternative 'all you can eat' download service available in the UK, covering most mainstream labels / artists? With two teenaged daughters whose musical tastes change every 5 minutes,10 quid a month rental to Napster is actually a pretty cost effective solution for me. Plus they let me use it sometimes ;-)
Napster still seem to have an image problem, the majority of Pipex / tiscali "support" staff I've spoken to in the last few days seemed to think Napster is still some 'naughty' P2P service.
Still no Napster - or anything much else
Well surprise, surprise I couldn't log on to Napster yesterday evening. I understand the concept of line contention, I understand that I'll get the service I pay for. My Pipex 'to go' account has a 15Gb per month limit, my typical usage is < 5 Gb. Yet, all of a sudden, I'm permantently on the naughty pipe, despite the fact I don't use P2P, one or two programmes a month are downloaded from BBC iPlayer, but even that's configured to downlaod only, no uploads. Oh well I wonder how long it'll take to get a MAC from Tiscali :-/
... and while I'm at it ....
When I spoke to tech support they denied port blocking, despite the fact that during the late evening I couldn't even log in to my Napster account, let alone download anything. A quick double check with the 56k dial -up allowed immediate log in to my Napster account. Time to move ISP methinks.
ooohh the little tinkers.
My download speeds from Napster using my 'pipex' ADSL line were down to a whopping 3kb/s yesterday afetrnoon, I achieved faster rates via an old 56k dial -up into Freeserve/Ornage. Now I know why :-(
Will they be in the stores soon?
Universal remotes with a ' tram points ' button between ' TV ' and ' DVD ' ?