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New EV-DO Standard Supports Video Calling

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Apr 13, 2004, 10:33 AM   by (staff)

It was announced yesterday that CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A has been approved by the 3GPP2 standards organization. The new standard differs from the current Revision 0 standard primarily by boosting reverse link (upload) data speeds to 1.8 Mbps (peak), enabling services such as two-way live video calling. Forward link speeds are also slightly improved; bringing EV-DO Revision A data rates to match those of EV-DV Release D. Verizon Wireless is currently deploying EV-DO Revision 0 nationwide.

more info at CDMA Development Group »



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Apr 13, 2004, 1:14 PM


If you buy a new phone now such as the V710, or CDM9900, would that be able to be upgraded to work on the new EV-Do system? Thanks
According to the data on phonescoop, the LG VX 8000 is the only phone that supports CDMA-EV-DO. V710 and CDM9900 (at least for now) supports CDMA-1xRTT, which I believe is the same thing as CDMA 2000

1xRTT, EV-DO, or any wireless standard to date, is a hardware feature and can't be upgraded. Even EDGE, which is relatively simple, needs to be implemented in hardware.

There is technology on the horizon called Software-Defined Radio (SDR), ...
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