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6 posts • joined 17 Feb 2009

Android army marches into living rooms

c

Comments are missing the point

This is about a big screen STB that runs Android and can sync media with your phone - handy if you want to watch your DVDs somewhere other than your own living room (i.e. the phone will most likely have HDMI-out). That you can also watch them on the small screen is an added bonus - and because they are in HD format then the quality would be pretty good even on the small screen.

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Verizon promises 4G for every American

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get the facts right

"Sprint's WiMAX network runs at around 2.5GHz, which means lots of bandwidth but short range, which in turn means densely packed base stations. Operating at 700MHz should allow Verizon to roll out much faster, and at less cost, but the low frequency means less data, or fewer customers per base station."

Bollocks. There is no difference in the bandwidth provided nor the number of uses per base station between 700Mhz and 2.5 Ghz. None. If you were talking 70 MHz vs. 2.5 GHz then you may have a point but not this time. El Reg is supposed to be technically competent - I wonder sometimes....

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The death of mobile innovation?

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Coat

conclusions from a flackey premise

Last time I looked there have only ever been a few 3G chipset manufacturers. In fact there are more now than there were 5 years ago. infineon do stuff with a lot more companies than apple, EMP are also expanding their customer base into traditional "qualcomm land" in Korea. That broadcomm have gone by the wayside should be no surprise to anyone. In short the authors views are based on dodgy and innacurate observations

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Apple proves: It pays to be late

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Pays to be late?

Am I missing something here? The iPhone in all its incarnations has sold 17M devices in 2 years or so. That is an absolute piddling number. Nokiafor instance ship that many devices a MONTH and Samsung not much less a month.

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T-Mobile pushes consumer mail

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IMAP4 IDLE is not push

its just a fancy inefficient pull. There is a ratified standard for mobile push e-mail called OMA EMN which is supported by all late model Nokia N-series devices, Sony-Ericcson and Motorola 3G devices to name a few.

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Mobes will save the world - just give us some spectrum!

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Misleading first comment

"Even LTE will only deliver under 400kbps per person with 20 people on sector."

Bollocks. Right now plain old HSPA is giving real world observed results in the 4-5Mbps range. I myself downloaded an 800MB TV show in ~20 minutes the other day on the train to work.

Even though the max throughput is shared it is shared in 2ms slots so many users can get observed high speeds (for HSPA).

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