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EvDO, finally

I looked at my phone this morning and lo, it tells me I have an EvDO data signal here in Urbana. I've been waiting for this for over a year now, it's about damn time.

Now my phone will consume less power and data connections will run much faster. I also understand that this means that I can now receive an incoming call while using the data connection, which wasn't possible under 1xRTT.

I feel like we've finally joined the 21st century.

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aethyric
Jun. 17th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
i love my centro. it's like a 650 that was built correctly! :) but palm still hasn't gotten their shit together for 3G yet. or wifi. *wank*
szasz
Jun. 18th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, the Centro looks cool. I'm on a Windows Mobile phone now, although I am eyeing the new iPhone. The WM phone is slicker to use but like all Microsoft things, is prone to really bizarre behavior.
aethyric
Jun. 18th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
i have somehow conditioned myself against windows mobile the same way an eight year old conditions themselves against brussels sprouts. else, i could probably have a 3G phone. there's no 3G where i live now, but it's certainly up in chicago all the way into johnsburg. :)
jlindquist
Jun. 18th, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)
Does the browser on the Centro perform reasonably well now? The version of Blazer they included on the T|X stops 3/4 way through loading many large pages, making it damned near useless.
aethyric
Jun. 18th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
yes. reasonably well. about 5% of the time, i get a weird 30s lag when blazer boots up. centro memory or blazer cache issue, maybe? i used to be able to pull a huge radar map off wunderground, but it stops at 64k on that one particular page now. i don't know if this is a cache issue or if AT&T (note: minor conspiracy theory ahead) has some weird programming in place to cut off often accessed high volume pages on their unlimited cheap medianet plan or something.
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