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Jason Dunn
09-26-2004, 05:14 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.infosyncworld.com/news/n/5328.html' target='_blank'>http://www.infosyncworld.com/news/n/5328.html</a><br /><br /></div><i>"EDGE, 1xEV-DO, UMTS, FOMA, WCDMA, 1xEV-DV, all of those confusing acronyms have one thing in common: they're all about high-speed data services to mobile devices. The speeds vary, who controls the patents vary, but all next generation phone standards are based on the idea of delivering more data faster to end users' mobile phones and communicators. They also all leave the same major question: What data?"</i><br /><br />Larry Garfield ponders the future of mobile data, and what exactly we're going to do with all the bandwidth that's coming. Read his article and let me know if you concur.

Kris Kumar
09-26-2004, 06:30 AM
Hmm...what would I do?

First of all let me state that I would be happy with 50Kbps - 80Kbps. Instead of the current GPRS speeds of 25Kbps - 45Kbps. :-(

What will I do..the first thing is setup my own media server. Stream my favorite songs and TV stations over to the phone (and other devices like TV, laptop etc). This way I can listen to my favorite songs/stations wherever I am. :-) I have tried it with the current 25Kbps speeds. But the speeds (and also the WM player on SP 2002) cannot sustain a smooth stream.

Next thing. I would want to be able to access my documents. I feel the next killer app would be to be able to access your (personal/corporate) documents on demand.

I like Larry's idea to be able to access dictionaries and other reference materials. It also applies to maps, traffic data and construction info.

And I also agree with Larry, the carriers might like always decide to go for the walled garden approach. And worse, go for a subscription model, where they would charge you $X for online maps, $Y for online dictionary..and so on..sigh. :-(