Weekend Contest “Why do you want Mobile Broadband?”

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With Vodafone’s recent announcement of an HSDPA upgrade to their 3G networks and Informa Telecoms & Media’s report on 3.5G growth, the BlackBerry Cool office can’t help but have its mind stuck on this ‘mobile broadband’ business (which is slightly ironic, seeing as most of North America is chugging along at 2G or 2.5G devices). We’re wondering what type of services mobile broadband will eventually offer that will get us all hot and bothered: will it be better web browsing, multimedia features (like downloading iTunes songs to your handset, or watching video), or will 3.5G provide nothing more than faster data? Post a comment and tell us what you want (if anything) from mobile broadband; the person with the best answer will win 3 free BlackBerry games from Magmic.

LAST WEEK’S WINNER was Nick, who craves not only the new 7130g but a BlackBerry with a camera. While you wait, Nick, why not enjoy a free copy of Idokorro’s Mobile Desktop?

  • MelissaOx

    I would love faster browsing. Downloading music and video would be an awsome plus. If I could easily get video from the web on my BB I could watch tv and news, that would be fun. It would be great if I was traveling with a fussy baby to play Seasme Street for her. But best of all, I would set up a doggie watch camera and a baby cam so I could log in online and see what my Chihuahua is getting into and what trouble my daughter is causing.

  • MelissaOx

    I would love faster browsing. Downloading music and video would be an awsome plus. If I could easily get video from the web on my BB I could watch tv and news, that would be fun. It would be great if I was traveling with a fussy baby to play Seasme Street for her. But best of all, I would set up a doggie watch camera and a baby cam so I could log in online and see what my Chihuahua is getting into and what trouble my daughter is causing.

  • George

    There needs to be something done with the horrible lag times on wireless devices before anything else.

  • George

    There needs to be something done with the horrible lag times on wireless devices before anything else.

  • Aaron

    YouTube and GoogleVideo have taken the internet hostage, along with the very famous Bittorrents of stuff. It’s so popular right now to just click on a video and watch it on the spot, when you want to.

    I’ve gone through so much bandwidth this past two months, so much more than what I ever did from ’96 – ’01. The future is going to massive ammounts of bandwidth. We’re all going to be connected.

    I want massive bandwidth for my mobile devices, so I can get whatever I want, whenever I want, in exchange of cash. Comon Providers! Take my money and give me unlimited bandwidth.

  • Aaron

    YouTube and GoogleVideo have taken the internet hostage, along with the very famous Bittorrents of stuff. It’s so popular right now to just click on a video and watch it on the spot, when you want to.

    I’ve gone through so much bandwidth this past two months, so much more than what I ever did from ’96 – ’01. The future is going to massive ammounts of bandwidth. We’re all going to be connected.

    I want massive bandwidth for my mobile devices, so I can get whatever I want, whenever I want, in exchange of cash. Comon Providers! Take my money and give me unlimited bandwidth.

  • http://www.covenantsoft.com/ Dietrich Murphy

    I want it for VOIP. I would like to make calls with Skype for free instead of paying under my current cell phone plan which is not needed if I have VOIP

  • http://www.covenantsoft.com Dietrich Murphy

    I want it for VOIP. I would like to make calls with Skype for free instead of paying under my current cell phone plan which is not needed if I have VOIP

  • John C.

    It’s kinda like taking your desktop from dial-up to T1. Once you know what it’s like, you can never go back.

    Besides, the more bandwidth that’s available, the more people will want to use appications that maximize that bandwidth.

  • John C.

    It’s kinda like taking your desktop from dial-up to T1. Once you know what it’s like, you can never go back.

    Besides, the more bandwidth that’s available, the more people will want to use appications that maximize that bandwidth.

  • Ryan S

    Tethered access for notebooks. The improved speed for the bb itself would be fine, but dropping the EVDO pccard from the list of devices to carry would be fantastic.

  • Ryan S

    Tethered access for notebooks. The improved speed for the bb itself would be fine, but dropping the EVDO pccard from the list of devices to carry would be fantastic.

  • David

    My family is overseas and I only see them once every 4 years or so if I’m lucky. I would love to be able to video conference with them regardless of where I’m at. Just have a Blackberry with a small pinhole camera built-in on the front, just like the newer laptops from Apple.

    I could see my family on my screen, and they could see me. Imagine being at the beach and moving my Blackberry around and show it to them.

    It would bring me much closer to my family regardless of the distance.

  • David

    My family is overseas and I only see them once every 4 years or so if I’m lucky. I would love to be able to video conference with them regardless of where I’m at. Just have a Blackberry with a small pinhole camera built-in on the front, just like the newer laptops from Apple.

    I could see my family on my screen, and they could see me. Imagine being at the beach and moving my Blackberry around and show it to them.

    It would bring me much closer to my family regardless of the distance.