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Mike Temporale
02-27-2006, 02:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://news.com.com/New+chipsets+to+support+cellular%2C+Wi-Fi/2110-1039_3-6037802.html?tag=fd_nbs_ent&tag=nl.e433' target='_blank'>http://news.com.com/New+chipsets+to+support+cellular%2C+Wi-Fi/2110-1039_3-6037802.html?tag=fd_nbs_ent&tag=nl.e433</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Chipmakers Atheros Communications and Qualcomm announced on Friday that they are collaborating to develop fast, low-power chipsets supporting cellular and Wi-Fi technologies that will work in mobile phones and other types of handsets. The new devices will support cellular technologies CDMA and WCDMA, in addition to Wi-Fi standards 802.11g or 802.11a/g. Demand for combined cellular and Wi-Fi handsets has increased, as more mobile phones start to deliver voice, voice over Internet Protocol, data, music and even television."</i><br /><br />It looks like the appeal of WiFi on your device is growing despite the carriers desires to shut it down. This latest chip from Atheros aims to bring WiFi (a/b/g) to CDMA based devices. With any luck, Verizon won't cripple these devices too. ;)