Nokia Announces 3G/Wifi Modem Card
from the it's-coming... dept
We’ve been talking for a bit now about how 802.11 networks and so-called 3G networks would live together, and how the carriers would deal with 802.11 (WiFi) networks, since they’ve invested so much in 3G. Nokia may be pushing forward with a plan of its own by announcing that they’ve built a laptop modem that works on both systems. This way laptop users will be able to jump onto a WiFi network if one is around, and if not, use the local GPRS network. It will be interesting to see if carriers actively sell such combined solutions, and how they position them. It will also be very interesting to find out usage patterns of people who owned such cards to see how often they ended up using the expensive and slower 3G systems.