Samsung making new phones for Vodafone with HSDPA

By Derek Sooman on December 28, 2005, 5:01 PM
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd is set to supply Vodafone with new mobile phones that use Qualcomm's modem chips. Utilising new high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) technology that will facilitate multimedia services such as Internet access and video sharing at higher speeds, the new phones are currently being developed by Samsung.

HSDPA is a next-step technology developed for use over networks based on WCDMA, the world's most popular third-generation (3G) mobile standard.

It effectively turbocharges WCDMA networks, transferring data several times faster than existing capabilities, providing a critical boost for lucrative but data-intensive services such as music downloads and video streaming.

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asphix said:
anyone have exact numbers for the download/upload rates?I'm not much for downloading music/video to a cell phone.. but having a cell phone that doubles as a wireless air-card type device would be very handy indeed.
Kreuger said:
Samsung is a really great company. I like their electronics a lot. This would be really good to have, if/when I get a mobile phone but I'm not really interested in one right now. It'd market really well though, Im sure because who doesn't want high speed?
mentaljedi said:
Samsung is pretty much underestimated yet they make great stuff. They probably are getting some good money out of this too...
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