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LinuxDevices: Linux Powers DoCoMo's First 3.5G Phone

Aug 27, 2006, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Japan's largest mobile operator will power-up a 3.5G network next week, and launch a Linux-based phone capable of using it. The N902iX phone, supplied by NEC, offers features most U.S. and European users can only dream of--such as 3.6Mbit/s peak download speeds.

"HSDPA (high-speed downlink packet access) is based on the same WCDMA technology used in DoCoMo's currently available 3G network, FOMA ('Freedom of Mobile Access'). However, HSDPA offers peak download speeds approximately 10 times greater than the 384Kbit/s rates offered by FOMA..."

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