Thursday, September 28, 2006

HSDPA & Nokia N95

A-GPS or true GPS right now seems almost a moot point. But transfer speeds to enable fast map data, tracking & so on fits well. So today ALK the maker of CoPilot software has its Managing Director, Michael Kornhauser given an interview that help put things into perspective.

HSDPA is the keyword here. Which translates to High-Speed Downlink Packet Access.

It seems that EV-DO is being pushed harder in U.S. (Qualcomm developed) but worldwide deployment of HSDPA is far ahead. The idea to push for some other protocol only helps keep companies like Nokia out of the U.S. market.

Things do sound as targetting Europe and that's fine because they are way ahead in consumer awareness. But it is surprising to see the amount of devices supported. Specially those currently targetting the american consumer.

On a side note, demos and trial versions would be nice to have.

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