Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jul 2005 21:12 UTC
Apple "Apple Computer Chief Executive Steve Jobs has a reputation for thinking different. But now he might be planning a move for Apple that will leave even his biggest fans surprised--becoming a phone company." Read more at Forbes.
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GSM to 3G
by polaris20 on Fri 8th Jul 2005 22:39 UTC
polaris20
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2005-07-06

What would be the point of going to 3G, when WiMax is around the corner? WiMax promises higher speeds, and could be used with a mobile IP phone.

I know it's apples to oranges, but Skype already sounds better than my T-Mobile phone does, going from an 802.11 WiFi equipt PocketPC out to my 3Mbps cable connection. A WiMax equipt phone with something like Skype adapted to it, with a 30 mile range between towers sounds nice.

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RE: GSM to 3G
by David on Fri 8th Jul 2005 23:45 in reply to "GSM to 3G"
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1997-10-01

"What would be the point of going to 3G, when WiMax is around the corner?"

Will WiMax ever cover the expanses of rural and uninhabited areas along major highways? I see WiMax with VoIP as being an interesting contender in urban areas, but a stretch to see it replace the mobile phone networks.

On the other hand, an entirely new phone infrastructure based on WiMax or a derivative and VoIP is certainly an interesting disruptive business model.

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