In a move the carrier hopes will drive uptake of mobile entertainment services, Cingular Wireless has launched the first phone for its HSDPA (high-speed downlink packet access) network, which has heretofore only been accessible through PCs equipped with special PC cards. The carrier claims the network offers typical downstream speeds of 400 kilobits per second to 700 kbps, with "burst speeds" as high as 1 megabit per second. The carrier hopes the network will help subscribers sign on to Cingular Video, a service that offers news, sports, movie trailers and clips from TV shows. The phone includes an MP3 player, a 1.3 megapixel camera, a MicroSD slot for storage, three IM apps, as well as Cingular's MusicID, which identifies songs played into the phone's earpiece.
For more on Cingular's HSDPA phone:
- check out this article from IDG
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