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Wireless Networking

Submission + - In-home wireless vs. mobile broadband

mklickman writes: "I've been hearing more and more about mobile wireless broadband offered by the big wireless phone providers, and for the first time came to ask myself a very interesting question. Since my wife and I both have laptops, and we're out a lot (she's a photographer and I'm a graphic design student) would it be wise and/or worth it to do away with the standard cable-internet-plus-modem-plus-router setup and switch over to mobile-broadband-PC-card-only mode, a la AT&T or Sprint? I've looked into pricing and stuff a bit, and I'm not really concerned about the cost of the PC cards themselves; they're not much more expensive than a decent router. Also, the cost of the wireless service per month is only (roughly) ten dollars more than my current ISP is charging me. Is it a good idea?"
Handhelds

Submission + - Driver issues plague HTC handhelds (htcclassaction.org)

An anonymous reader writes: The latest and greatest HTC SmartPhones and PocketPC's, including the TyTN II, are plagued with driver issues, namely missing or grossly underperforming video, touchscreen and camera drivers. After months of complaining to HTC and them hardly even acknowledging the issue, there is now even talk of a possible lawsuit to get HTC to fix the problems.

Affected devices include the "PDA of the year" HTC TyTN II (Kaiser, AT&T Tilt, T-Mobile MDA Vario III, Vodafone v1615), the "iPhone killers" HTC Touch / Touch Dual / Touch Cruise, the HTC Titan (Sprint Mogul, Verizon XV6800) and several other less known devices.

Graphics

Submission + - HTC TyTN II PDA Phone lacks video performance 3

Anton Nilsson writes: "Taiwaneese PDA giant HTC released their latest flagship PDA phone called HTC TyTN II (also known as Kaiser, Tilt and MDA Vario III) but recent discoveries show that maybe it's not so much a powerhouse after all. Due to lack of proper driver support for the video part of the Qualcomm MSM7200 chipset users are left with a seriously handicapped unit with very poor support for gaming, video and photo. Granted, the phone is mostly intended for business users who will rarely see the effects of these issues but it's still leaving thousands of customers who want to fully utilize the phone with a slightly bitter taste in their mouths.

A petition for driver support has been posted and almost 4000 people have signed it. It has been sent to HTC on numerous occasions yet when contacted HTC still claims to be unaware of any such issues.

You can check out the petition here:
http://www.petitiononline.com/tytn2vid/

Potential buyers of this much hyped set beware until these issues are resolved."

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