Linked by robojerk on Thu 30th Dec 2010 00:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I have often wondered why there wasn't a flood of Android portable media players - now the WSJ Reports: "With the move, Samsung will round out a series of Galaxy-named gadgets that matches product for product with Apple Inc.'s line of iPods, iPad and iPhone. Samsung will have the Galaxy Player, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy smartphone. All use a variation of Google Inc.'s Android operating system and work with apps developed for it."
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RE[8]: Good move
by nt_jerkface on Fri 31st Dec 2010 21:28 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Good move"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26


As far as I'm aware, the first rollouts of W-CDMA, HSPA, WiMAX and LTE were performed and "tested" in Europe.


W-CDMA is just an enhancement of CDMA which is a US technology. Wimax is a US technology. HSPA and LTE are just enhancements as well. The US cell market is like the wild west but also the main source of cell and network technology. But if you want to try and get smug over the US not having strict enforcement of a single technology then go ahead if it helps you get through the day.

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RE[9]: Good move
by JAlexoid on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 17:59 in reply to "RE[8]: Good move"
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2009-05-19

W-CDMA is just an enhancement of CDMA which is a US technology.

First of all, CDMA is a technique, a method, not a technology. And CDMA is over 60 years old.
It's not the same as CDMA2000 standardized technology.
W-CDMA was developed by NTT DoCoMo (not really a US based company...)

Wimax is a US technology.

I'm happy for that! Give more bright people more labs to create better peaceful tech. But why isn't it used in US as much as it's used outside US?

HSPA and LTE are just enhancements as well.

I'm happy that you think so. And space flight was just an "enhancement" of our fireworks technology.

The US cell market is like the wild west but also the main source of cell and network technology.

US market is not a pioneering place. US companies have a lot of investments in mobile tech, but that does not result in deployments.

Oh... The biggest companies currently investing into mobile networks are in Japan, China and Europe.

But if you want to try and get smug over the US not having strict enforcement of a single technology then go ahead if it helps you get through the day.


Geeez.... Do you think Europe has strict enforcement? There are CDMA2000 based networks in Europe as well.

BTW: English is a language developed in Europe, but we don't remind you guys about it every time.

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