Re: Verizon EVDO vs. Cingular EDGE
Jey Jeff, I can tell you that the EVDO is currently faster than EDGE, however my experience with our Edge technology has been outstanding, whether it be inside or outside of a building, including our call center . With that said we already have UMTS with HSDPA (high speed download packet access) in certain markets, which supports speeds of 400 bps to 700 bps and sometimes faster, which is faster than the EVDO technology. We are shooting for 100 of the top 100 markets by the end of the year, but we all know how technology seems to take longer than expected (At times). Of course the question is #1 is this service available in your area at this time and #2 will Blackberry make a device that supports Cingular's faster data service. I don't have an answer for either of these questions at this time, but it is something to look into. Considering that the new 8700 uses Edge technology, I don't see a BB device coming out right away supporting the faster speed for Cingular.
Originally Posted by noejeff0
Cingular Wireless Manager
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