iPhone 3G is HSDPA enabled!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by applemax, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. applemax macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    I may be missing the obvious but I thought (and assumed) it was just UMTS (3G). It says here it's the faster (Up to 20Mbit) HSDPA. Just letting you know incase you made the same mistake as me. :D


    ==Quoted from http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/wireless.html ==

    iPhone 3G uses a technology protocol called HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) to download data fast over UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) networks. Email attachments and web pages load twice as fast on 3G networks as on 2G EDGE networks.1 And since iPhone 3G seamlessly switches between EDGE, faster 3G, and even faster Wi-Fi, you always get the best speeds possible.

    iPhone 3G delivers UMTS, HSDPA, GSM, Wi-Fi, EDGE, GPS, and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR in one compact device — using only two antennas. Clever iPhone engineering integrates those antennas into a few unexpected places: the metal ring around the camera, the audio jack, the metal screen bezel, and the iPhone circuitry itself. And intelligent iPhone power management technology gives you up to 5 hours of talk time over 3G networks.2 That’s some of the best in the business.
     
  2. moveteam macrumors member

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    I don't think it's 20 Mbit ready, max. 7.2. (or I know)
     
  3. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well it goes as far as the network can take it and by next year apparently, the UK will have 20Mbit speeds over the HSDPA network on all the major networks
     
  4. moveteam macrumors member

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    Yes I do know (14-20 Mbit will also soon be available in Denmark), but if the iPhone HSPDA radios max. support 7.2 Mbit, it can't reach 20 Mbit, no matter what.
     
  5. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah, I see - thanks for clearing that up. Is that the case? Is it maxed out at 7mbit? Also, why did they only get a 3G speed of 250k during the keynote and not 4mbit or something? thanks
     
  6. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    Sounds good. To be honest, I'd take 7MBit over EDGE any day! :)
     

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