Thursday, January 13th, 2005

North American cell phones poised to not suck so much


When I first went to Tokyo in late 2001, phone companies had just rolled out their advanced 3G cell phones, which could do nifty stuff like videoconferencing, sending movies back and forth, and other cool stuff. According tot he New York Times, North American mobile phone services are poised to introduce some 3G whizzbangery of their own soon.

Now, that’s the States. I’d be willing to bet Canada will see none of this stuff, as we tend to be about a year behind the US for phone innovations. Not that I really care; though I love gadgets, I only use my phone for phone calls, and it’d have to be pretty damned amazing for me to do otherwise. Still, the Treo 600 is a sweet little unit.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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