[FoRK] Portable hotspots (or, why the iPad doesn't need 3G / future of Bluetooth questionable?)

Russell Turpin russell.turpin at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 10:17:51 PST 2010


On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo
<ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> There's also the issue of cost. If I'm somewhere away from any public wi-fi
> hotspot it's worth paying for a cellular broadband connection. But why would
> I pay such usurious prices for connectivity if I'm within range of a public wi-fi
> hotspot.

I suspect there are a lot of us who don't even have a data plan
through our phone service, yet who carry a smart phone and make use of
wi-fi at various locales. Of course, that's less about technology than
it is about gaming the market.


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