HP Announces PDA With Seamless GPRS / Wi-Fi Roaming
Jul 26, 2004, 8:50 AM by (staff)
HP today unveiled a new line of iPAQ handheld devices. The lineup includes the h6315, the company's first handheld with built-in mobile phone capabilities. The h6315 is also one of the first devices to include three types of radios: GSM/GPRS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The unit will be available for T-Mobile USA, and includes special software that allows the device to automatically use the faster Wi-Fi data connection when in range of a T-Mobile HotSpot, and automatically fall back to T-Mobile's GPRS network at other times. The h6315 will be available from T-Mobile later this summer.
ZTE Debuts Mobile Hotspot, Home Phone on Sprint
ZTE today announced two new connected devices for Sprint. The ZTE Warp Connect (pictured) is a mobile hotspot.
Verizon Wants You To Rattle Along with Its New Hum Devices
Verizon today announced a revamp of its Hum line of connected car devices. Moving forward, consumers can choose one of three new options to keep their car in touch with Verizon's network.
Qualcomm Amps Up its Wi-Fi Lineup
Qualcomm Atheros, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, today unveiled new Wi-Fi products that promise to boost performance for a range of consumer electronics. The company added the QCA9377 chip to its 802.11ac 2.0 ecosystem, which Qualcomm says brings the benefits of multi-user multi-input/multi-output (MU-MIMO) to mobile devices.
Boost Mobile's Latest Hotspot Costs $50
Boost Mobile today debuted the Netgear Fuse, a mobile hotspot that can provide up to 10 hours of web surfing for up to 10 devices via WiFi. The hotspot has a 2,500mAh battery and a 1.77-inch display, which provides device status info.
T-Mobile to Prioritize Phones Over Hotspots
T-Mobile recently implemented a new policy that will favor phone performance over smartphone-based mobile hotspots when the network is congested. "Because we want to provide customers with the best on-device experience, our network is now designed to prioritize data on your T-Mobile smartphone, tablet or mobile internet devices, over smartphone mobile hotspot data," said T-Mobile on its web site.
corporate said:I'm betting you're reasoning is dead on. Some of t...
I'm wondering what battery life on this device will be like, if the underpowered OMAP CPU will help give it something closer to a phone's battery life..
Starr06 said:Not that I care much...I'll take this baby over a Treo any day.
I hope palmOne is taking notes for their next line of Treos...
wow, who cares
Guess what they did... they used HIGH SPEED INTERNET EVERYWHERE... when they had a bad signal they reverted back to CDPD seamlessly!
That sounds a whole lot better than going from the HotSpot (limited locations) to GPRS (slow as hell all over).
But this is still a great step forward for T-Mobile. T-Mobile's HotSpot is pretty popular as Wi-Fi services go, and seamless integration with GPRS is a huge deal ...