BlackBerry Storm to blow in next week - minus Wi-Fi
HSDPA sufficient for you lot, says Vodafone
RIM's BlackBerry Storm will finally arrive in Vodafone’s UK stores on 14 November, but fans wanting Wi-Fi would be wise to delay their purchase.
RIM's BlackBerry Storm: no Wi-Fi... yet
Storm boats a range of connectivity options, including quad-band GSM/GPRS/Edge and HSDPA 3G, but not Wi-Fi. However, Tim Burgess, Device Technology Specialist at Vodafone, told Register Hardware this morning that there are plans to update the talked about talker with 802.11 wireless networking. However, he wouldn’t say when.
Vodafone argues that punters won't need Wi-Fi because its HSDPA network is sufficient. Well, maybe if you live in a city or major town. If not, you'll be connecting at no more than standard 3G's 384Kb/s and in outlying areas not even that.
A full rundown of Vodafone’s Storm price plans options is available online.
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Do you all not realise that Vodafone were pushed into releasing a BlackBerry with Wi-Fi....... They are following the HSDPA route as O2 are with EDGE, only difference here is the likes of Orange, T-Mobile and 3 will happily release Wi-Fi devices to entice the custom to their depleating networks.........
Wi-Fi is not a policy of Vodafone and won't be for some time...
Yet another supposed "iPhone killer" bites the dust - nice own goal voda!
Wifi is essential these days if you want to do more than send and receive emails. I use my home wifi on my iphone as I can't get HSDPA in the sticks :(
Well that's a bit of a bugger, I was planning on getting one of the Storms to replace my aged brick.
Looks like I will be holding off for a while until that option is available as it was a key feature I wanted.
Public WiFi more Coverage than 3G??!!??
""Vodafone argues that punters won't need Wi-Fi because its HSDPA network is sufficient. Well, maybe if you live in a city or major town. If not, you'll be connecting at no more than standard 3G's 384Kb/s and in outlying areas not even that.""
So outlying areas have WiFi hotspots do they? I think you'd be far more likely to find a 3.6 Mbps HS cell nearby than a WiFi AP. If you're talking about using your own AP, fair do's, but you can't claim that public WiFi has a bigger footprint than HS!
The screen feels pretty weird to press, waiting for it to release each time will slow down touch typers.
... no, it's much more tucking retarded than that.