HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access), a 3G cell phone network, is meant to be the high speed replacement for GSM / EDGE. But maybe you didn’t realize just how high speed.

Last month Cingular launched its implementation of a HSDPA network known as BroadbandConnect. However, their initial implementation has devices delivering 400 – 700 kps.

However, Samsung will present a HSDPA phone at CES in Las Vegas that will let you surf the web at 3.6 Mbps. That’s a 4MB file in less than 10 seconds! On a cell phone! That’s comparable and in some cases faster than land-based broadband DSL and Cable Modem solutions.

Samsung’s phone is equipped with Qualcomm’s Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM6280™ solution.

Story via Akihabara News

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."