[maemo-users] Nokia NXXX With A Phone!

From: drfredc at drfredc.com drfredc at drfredc.com
Date: Fri Jan 25 02:28:21 EET 2008
  Clearwire has offered voip for the broadband wireless service around 
here for almost a year in our area (Seattle, WA USA).  I think our area 
has been part of their beta test. 

   Bandwidth seems to be a modest problem in our local experience 
because Clearwire wireless broadband is a popular option in our semi 
rural area where cable and DSL have spotty availability, at best.  It's 
possible that there's only one local hot spot for Clearwire Wireless 
with lots of folks logging into the system.  We seem to have an 
'evening' traffic jam almost daily until 10 pm.  Possibly some sort of 
Warcraft/XBox Live overload -- when the kids in the are go to bed, the 
bandwidth seems to increase markedly.

  We tried the voip with Clearwire Wireless early last year when they 
first opened up to voip -- it was marginal at times. I still 
occasionally use my n800 to make calls from my home via Gizmo.  It works 
fine, when the bandwidth is good. 

  It's all undoubtably something that is being constantly dealt with by 
some local technology/bandwidth upgrades by Clearwire.  In general, 
we've been happy with Clearwire Wireless.  You can also take the modem 
with you and get Clearwire wireless broadband anywhere it's available.  
You're not limited to any particular address. 

Jonathan Greene wrote:
> Interestingly clearwire announced they plan to offer voip using sip
> today.  As I am sure you all know they are sprint's partner in wimax
> so it's not hard to connect the dots here.
> We already have a sip stack and always on makes it quite easy to do
> voice ... Assuming you live or work within an available market.
> On 1/24/08, John Holmblad <jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com> wrote:
>> Aaron,
>> the N800 and N810 Internet Tablet are what I would call pre-4g mobile
>> devices.
>> Nokia has asserted that is is going to launch a WIMAX version of  the
>> Internet Tablet for use on Sprint's Xohm (WIMAX) Network. If Nokia
>> follows through on its announced intent (I think they will), then that
>> version of the Internet Tablet can probably lay claim to being the first
>> 4g mobile device in the world, since it will be "all IP all the time"
>> and will be running on a network (XOHM) that Sprint is claiming to be a
>> 4g network.
>> I have not seen a release date for this  product from Nokia  but I would
>> expect it to be out in the first half of this year. Sprint is already
>> testing the WIMAX service with employees (so-called "friends and family"
>> if you will) before a full rollout in the Washington DC area and one
>> other market.
>> Here is the url to the www page at the Xohm www site for the
>> partnerships that Sprint has for the XOHM service:
>>      http://www.xohm.com/xohm_about_partnership.html
>> Best Regards,
>> John Holmblad
>> Acadia Secure Networks, LLC
>> Aaron Newcomb wrote:
>>> OK enthusiasts, when is this going to happen? I talked about this a
>>> lot with attendees of the last Ohio LInuxfest and it is clear that the
>>> next generation of this device needs a phone. I know that there will
>>> be squabbles with the carriers about not being able to lock down the
>>> features (in the US at least), but I am convinced that this device
>>> would sell millions of units if it was a phone along with all the
>>> other great things that it does already.
>>> I think the relative success of the iPhone is proof that people are
>>> willing to pay for it. If the cost can stay on par with the iPhone or
>>> even slightly more people would flock to an all-in-one device that you
>>> can develop and run your own apps on.
>>> I fall into the group of people who need to be on my cell phone a lot
>>> for work and I carry my laptop around for access to the web (email,
>>> calendar, short browsing sessions). I also carry a media player for
>>> video and audio playback. I can't stand Blackberry or Treo phones.
>>> Most of the people I work with have them and hate them. So, as I see
>>> it the N810 meets 2 out of 3 of my needs, but that third one (cell
>>> phone) is where I spend most of my work time and I just can't justify
>>> the cost unless I can get that last component.
>>> For no extra charge ... I am happy to use a wired or bluetooth headset
>>> or speakerphone. I don't need to hold the device up to my head. I have
>>> gotten past the Ma Bell days of yesteryear.
>>> Does anyone have an inside scoop on this? Is this even in the labs at
>>> this point? Am I out of my mind or is this next step the most
>>> important one in the evolution of the product?
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