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June 13, 2007

Life with a Blackberry 8100 as a tethered modem

It's ok but not great either. Download speed is 126kb/sec for me with 26kb/sec upload speeds, 4 bars on phones. The killer is latency which for me is 710ms.

I can surf the web abd sync email with it but any chatty protocol is pretty brutal with it. Syncing source code with SVN for example is pretty slow compared with normal, mainly because of latency.

A friend has Spring with EVDO so that will make an interesting comparison.

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