Will HSDPA be ready for the iPhone release?

JJL

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I'm a Treo 750 user on Cingular/AT&T, so I currently have access to UTMS. Data throughput is good enough to permit just-barely-watchable video (viewing video through Slingbox Mobile software). I understand that AT&T is upgrading its network to HSDPA, which I believe will operate about 3 times the speed of UTMS. Does anyone know if HSDPA will roll out by the iPhone launch date?
 

idjmeka

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I'm a Treo 750 user on Cingular/AT&T, so I currently have access to UTMS. Data throughput is good enough to permit just-barely-watchable video (viewing video through Slingbox Mobile software). I understand that AT&T is upgrading its network to HSDPA, which I believe will operate about 3 times the speed of UTMS. Does anyone know if HSDPA will roll out by the iPhone launch date?
It should be available in a software upgrade (Rom) if not you might already have it and not know it cause AT&T/Cingular has already rolled out the HSDPA which is aka 3.5g. Also, from what I looked up HSDPA works with your current UTMS to up the speed. There should be tweaks available to make the speeds faster in a 3rd party program also. Hench 4g Cingular 8125, although I do own the phone I just don't want the risk of making my phone scraps.

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As far as I know the phone only comes with EDGE... this is a different piece of hardware than a 3g phone has...so there will be no software upgrade...but you do have wifi so that sort of negates the need for 3g unless you're camping...
 

JJL

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As far as I know the phone only comes with EDGE... this is a different piece of hardware than a 3g phone has...so there will be no software upgrade...but you do have wifi so that sort of negates the need for 3g unless you're camping...
I agree -- everything I've read indicates that the iPhone will be locked into EDGE, and not upgradeable to UTMS/HSDPA. For me, this is a limitation that may force me to wait for iPhone 2.0.