Sometimes, competition can be a good thing. The soon to be released iPhone has been mainly criticized for its lack of 3G network support.
Based on this article by Gizmodo, BlackBerry users on the AT&T / Cingular GSM network will soon benefit from a throughput boost in the US. An operation “Fine Edge” has been taking place at AT&T in advance of the iPhone launch on June 29th. Don’t expect your average download speed to triple but the tuning might help quite a bit. Historically, the minimum performance on the network has been 40kbps. The tuning would increase the new baseline benchmark to a minimum of 80kbps.
We all agree the future is around a 3G HSDPA/UMTS network but any improvement on the existing network is always welcome.
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