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3G pocket PCs
      #19108 - 02/09/05 02:44 PM

Hi all.

I am about to buy the Asus A730W but I have suddenly come across an article introducing a 3G pocket PCs. I am not sure how current that article is.


Can someone give me an short lay-man definition of 3G?

Are there any Windows OS-based 3G pocket PCs that are already commercially available? I am talking about pure pocket PCs and not pocket PC-phones.

If there is, is it recommended to buy that at the moment? Why and why not?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: 3G pocket PCs [Re: nauhcmik]
      #19158 - 02/13/05 11:59 PM

3G is the newest and fastest form of celluar wireless data transfer. It's spreading at a decent rate in Europe but is barely here in the US. AT&T Wireless/Cingular offer (as 3G) it in a few metro regions and the same goes for Verizon (called EVDO).

The only Pocket PC phone offered in the US with 3G is the Audiovox PPC-6601 which has a radio that supports EVDO. EVDO is the CDMA network equivalent of GSM's 3G.

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