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Vodafone to enable v1605 handset's HSDPA in 'Q1 2007'

Third-party utility can do it now, apparently

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Vodafone's 3G smart phone, the v1605, will not gain HSDPA support until Q1 2007, a company spokeswoman told Reg Hardware today. The ability to download data at speeds of up to 1.8Mbps will come through a "software update", she said. Alternatively, you can download an unofficial HSDPA enabler utility now.

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The carrier quietly launched the v1605 late last month. It's based on HTC's TyTN handset, as are product variants such at T-Mobile's MDA Vario II and Orange's SPV M3100. All these devices support HSDPA - network coverage permitting - but the v1605 doesn't, yet.

Vodafone has an HSDPA network - it's currently offering its Mobile Connect 3G Broadband Data Card add-in as a way for notebook users to connect to the network. Oddly, however, the v1605 won't access the HSDPA service.

The spokeswoman admitted the Vodafone-branded device is "HSDPA ready" - it's capable of using the higher speed service, but connection isn't currently enabled in the gadget's software. Vodafone didn't say why it was holding back the software update.

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Can't wait? Then German software utility Fit4Cat Hermes Tweaker is all you need. According to the developer's website, the app allows V1605, M3100, TyTN and Vario II users to adjust rather a lot of system settings, including HDSPA connectivity.

We've not tried it, and we can't vouch for its claimed functionality, so proceed at your own risk. The download requires registration. ®

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