Printed from http://www.electronista.com

EVDO mobile broadband to hit 9Mbps in 2007

updated 09:45 am EDT, Mon March 26, 2007

EVDO 9Mbps in 2007

Chipset maker Qualcomm on Monday revealed that it will introduce an even faster version of EVDO mobile Internet access. While the company's EVDO Revision A has only just launched in the past few months through Sprint and Verizon, a new version -- simply titled EVDO Rev. B -- is already set to debut this year. The technology uses both a new mobile chipset (the MSM7850) as well as software updates to earlier chips that give an average 9.3Mbps download speed versus the 800Kbps of today.

The unprecedented speed could allow for previously impossible multitasking with a mobile phone, Qualcomm says: owners could take a phone call with streaming Internet TV in the background, or browse the Web at full speed during a conference call. Existing devices could still hope to reach 4.9Mbps while future high-speed phones could reach a much faster 73.5Mbps.

An exact timetable for when US carriers will see these speeds is unknown; however, the firm expects to roll out the MSM7850 this year and should integrate it into actual phones and wireless Internet cards for Sprint and Verizon soon afterwards.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

IDrive cloud backup and sync service

There are a lot of cloud services out there, and nearly all of them can be used for backing up key files and folders. A few dedicated ...

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News